The guaranteed first prize in this year’s Channel Islands Christmas Lottery has increased by another £50,000 in the past few days and now stands at £450,000 and rising.
At the start of the week, the first prize was £400,000, but the proceeds of strong ticket sales last weekend and this week have now been added to the jackpot.
The States' Trading Supervisory Board is responsible for the Christmas lottery. The Board's Senior Lottery Officer, Jon Taylor, said: "Sales were very strong over the weekend and this continued through the week which is why the first prize is starting to rise. In particular, syndicate sales are building across the Channel Islands.
“Last year’s first prize was £696,740 and if the strong sales continue we hope to reach that again. I would also like to remind islanders that there are 66 other prizes in the draw ranging from £500 to £50,000.”
The complementary Advent Calendar game is also proving popular. 47,000 tickets have been sold out of an allocation of 50,000 with proceeds raising further funds for good causes in Guernsey and Jersey.
The draw will take place in the Central Markets in Jersey on Thursday 23 December.
Anyone who wishes to buy blocks of tickets as part of a syndicate should contact Guernsey Post by phoning 01481 733570 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured (top): Jon Taylor, Senior Lottery Officer, is encouraged by strong ticket sales over the past few days. He hopes the first prize will continue to climb until the draw, which is two days before Christmas Day.
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