Powys Lotto is a weekly online lottery set up to help raise money for local charities and good causes. The Powys Lotto operates on the principle of raising money in the community, for the community - empowering local groups to generate vital funds in a fun and effective way, while enabling players to support the causes they care about the most.
Tickets cost just £1 each, which is half the price of the National Lottery, and deliver an exceptional 60% back to local good causes, in comparison to just 28% contributed by the National Lottery. The remaining 40% goes back into the prize fund and pays for the running costs. Powys County Council does not take a penny from ticket sales.
Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize every week. This includes an incredible £25,000 jackpot prize if you match all six numbers, as well as various other cash prizes.
It is free for good causes to join and is intended to support a wide range of charities and groups operating in Powys that deliver projects which have a beneficial impact on the local community.
There is also a central Powys Lotto Small Grants Fund for those people who do not want to support a specific group where charity, voluntary and community sector organisations can bid towards the costs of a specific activity or for the purchase of small items of equipment up to £2,000 once a year. Full guidance, and details of how to apply for this grant funding will be published in Autumn 2019.
Detailed information and FAQs can be found on the lottery website