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Community Lottery player wins thousands in first major win

10 April 2024

£2,000 has been won by a lucky player in the Watford Community Lottery, marking the first significant jackpot win for the fundraising initiative which raises money for good causes in the town...

The winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, is a dedicated supporter of Shopmobility Watford, which offers free wheelchair and electric scooter loans to shoppers in the Watford Town Centre. Every week, the charity benefits from 60p from every £1 ticket bought in the lottery by this player and its other supporters.

This milestone victory underscores the growing success of the Watford Community Lottery, which was established to bolster local causes and provide residents with the opportunity to win exciting prizes while giving back to their community. Since its inception in June 2023, the Watford Community Lottery has raised an impressive £25,904.40 for various local charities.


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The lottery, which boasts better odds than national lotteries, has already produced two £250 winners and numerous £25 winners. With tickets priced at just £1 per week, players have a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize each week, with the potential to bag the top prize of £25,000.

Importantly, the Watford Community Lottery is designed to maximise its impact on the community, with 60p from every £1 ticket sold allocated to support local causes in Watford. This allocation significantly surpasses the contributions of traditional lotteries, with 25% of proceeds from the National Lottery dedicated to good causes.

Paul Stacey, Associate Director of Environment and Communities at Watford Borough Council, said: "We're thrilled to extend our congratulations to our £2,000 jackpot winner, and we also extend our gratitude to the player for their consistent weekly contributions to local good causes in the town. With every ticket sold, we're able to support vital local causes, like Shopmobility Watford, which makes a tangible difference in the lives of our residents.”

To get involved and have a chance at being the next big winner, visit the Watford Community Lottery website at watfordcommunitylottery.co.uk. To make a booking with Shopmobility (based at CitiPark Church Car Park), please contact 01923 211020 or [email protected]. You can also visit their website at www.shopmobilitywatford.org.

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Our causes are on track to raise £29,702.40 this year

27.01% Complete

952 tickets of our 3,525 ticket goal