A new community lottery is set to go live across the Wycombe district next week.

A string of good causes have already signed up to be a part of the Wycombe Lotto, run by Wycombe District Council, which is only the tenth community lottery of its kind across the country.

It costs £1 per game to play and winners could win a jackpot prize of £25,000 plus other cash prizes every week. For every £1 ticket sold, 60p goes directly to support local good causes.

When people buy a ticket through one of these specific good causes they ensure that 50p from their £1 ticket purchase will go directly to their chosen organisation and a further 10p goes into a general community chest for distribution to other good causes.

Following an official launch last month, 27 different charities based around the district have signed up to be a part of the fundraising scheme.

As well a mix of charities, all three Mayors from Wycombe District - High Wycombe Cllr Brian Pearce, Princes Risborough Cllr Matthew Walsh and past Marlow Mayor Cllr Neil Marshall - joined Cllr Suzanne Brown, the new Chairman of Wycombe District Council, at the launch last month.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, June 26 and the first prize draw will be at the end of July with a weekly jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers. 

There will be other cash prizes of £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets. The winning numbers are announced at 8pm every Saturday and you can find out if you have won by checking the Wycombe Lotto website and Facebook page

Cllr Katrina Wood, leader of Wycombe District Council, said: “Wycombe Lotto is a great way to connect local people directly with all the good work going on in their local area. Above all, it’s a way that good causes can raise extra money to support the vital work they do.

“For small charities, getting this money is going to make a lot of difference, and will go a long way. So sign up now and get your tickets ready for the prize draw and if you work with or support a local good cause, please talk to them and encourage them to sign up.”