TICKETS are now available online for the Somerset West Lottery and the chance to scoop a £25,000 jackpot as well as help local good causes.
The first draw takes place on Saturday July 29 with 60p from every £1 ticket going to local charities and good causes - players can choose which cause they want to support.
The lottery is a joint initiative by Taunton Deane Borough and West Somerset Councils, and it’s free for good causes to register.
Katrina Midgley, chief officer of Engage, the first good cause to sign up, said: “We were keen to support the lottery not only for the benefits it can bring to us as a charity and our work but also for the benefit it will bring to the areas of West Somerset and Taunton Deane.
“We will be actively encouraging all the charities and community groups that Engage supports to sign-up as good causes.”
Clare Pound, of Home-Start West Somerset, said: “For small charities, getting this money is going to make a lot of difference and will go a long way. We’d encourage other local good causes to sign up.”
Players have a 50 to one chance of winning one of the prizes, which range from the £25,000 jackpot to three extra tickets.
To buy tickets or register as a good cause, visit www.somersetwestlottery.co.uk