The bumper lottery, raising money for sports and arts groups in Guernsey, will see five cars given away in Spring next year - with a number of 'spot prizes' between now and then.
It's been organised by Martin Belcher of Polygon, along with a management committee which has been appointed to oversee the running of the lottery, with Sir Richard Collas as Patron.
The Bailiff said he is “delighted to be supporting the Guernsey Sports and Arts Lottery.”
They came up with the idea of running the fundraising lottery when the decision was made to scrap funding for arts and sports events in Guernsey in 2017. Although the Committee for Economic Development went back on that decision and the funding was reinstated, it is felt that level of funding may drop in the future meaning arts and sports groups need to start coming up with more money themselves.
Each of the participating sports and arts groups are selling their own tickets with each getting a portion of the profits back based on how many tickets they sell. With tickets costing £20 each, and with five Fiat Arbath cars, or the cash equivalent, as the prizes, it's expected to raise lots of money for the participating groups.
Mr Belcher said ticket sales are going well, with the lottery likely to turn a decent sized profit when the draw date is reached next May.
Above: A number of sports and arts groups will benefit from the lottery, with tickets on sale now.
As well as the profits from ticket sales, money has also been raised through selling advertising space on a marketing video, adding £10,000 to the distribution pot.
More information is available from the Facebook page.
Pictured top: One of the car's available as prizes in the lottery.
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