Breckland lottery player scoops £25k jackpot

Breckland Council’s ‘Our Breckland Lottery’ has its first jackpot winner, after a player matched all six numbers.

The player, who is from Watton but wishes to remain anonymous, matched all six numbers and has won the top prize of £25,000 off the back of their £1 ticket.

Breckland Council set up the community lottery in March 2018 as a way to raise the profile of local community groups, sports teams and charities, who can be financially supported by lottery players. For every £1 ticket bought, 50p goes direct to the player’s chosen charity, while the remaining money goes towards a separate grant funding pot to be used by the district council as well as on lottery prizes and running costs. The jackpot win will be covered by the organiser’s insurance, rather than coming out of the public purse.

The recent win is the first time somebody has won the jackpot and the player was supporting the Wayland Partnership Development Trust. While they are keeping their identity private, the winner has confirmed that they will be sharing some of the winnings among other local charities and will take a dream long-distance holiday to see relatives abroad.

Local community groups, charities and sporting associations have been benefiting from the lottery since its launch in March 2018, with over £40,000 generated for community groups providing vital services in Breckland. Registered good causes include animal charities, sports clubs and support groups.

Cllr Mark Robinson, Breckland Council’s Executive Member for Community Leisure and Culture, commented: “We have lottery winners every week and I am absolutely delighted that we now have our first jackpot winner. I’m really pleased for them, but of course the real winners are our local good causes who are benefiting from over £40,000 raised since we launched last year. By playing the Our Breckland Lottery you have a chance of winning big prizes while supporting hard working charities, community groups and sporting clubs, so I hope people will continue to sign up and take part.” For more information visit www.ourbrecklandlottery.co.uk

Courtesy of Breckland Council– 02/07/2019

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