Northampton Lottery tickets go on sale next week

Published: Thursday, 15 August 2019

Tickets for the newly established Northampton Lottery go on sale from Tuesday 20 August, ahead of the first draw on 28 September.

The tickets for the lottery will cost £1 each, with 60p from each ticket sale will be donated to local good causes, including registered charities and constituted community groups.

Ticket buyers will have the opportunity to choose which organisation they would like 50p from their each of their ticket sales to be donated to.

A further 10p per ticket sale will go into a central pot which will be distributed between five core causes chosen by Northampton Borough Council, confirmed as 78 Derngate, Delapré Abbey, Inspiration FM, The Lewis Foundation and The Lowdown.

Already 11 local charities and community groups have registered to be a cause of the Northampton Lottery and applications will remain open, for organisations to sign up throughout the life of the lottery.

Tickets are available to buy online as a one off purchase or as a regular direct debit.

Winners can win cash prizes of up to £25,000 per weekly draw as well as smaller cash sums, free entry into the next week’s draw and entry tickets to local venues.

Councillor Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “We’re really excited to be opening the tickets sales for the Northampton Lottery.

“The lottery has been established to help provide vital funding for local organisations and with greater opportunities to win, we hope that residents will get behind causes close to their hearts by buying tickets on a regular basis.”

Ben Speare, Managing Director at Gatherwell, said: "We are delighted that Gatherwell has been awarded the opportunity to run the new Northampton Lottery we are looking forward to helping support Northampton’s local causes in partnership with Northampton Borough Council."

Tickets are available to purchase online at www.northamptonlottery.co.uk