The first prize in this year’s Channel Islands' Christmas Lottery has risen by another few thousand pounds this week as it edges closer to matching last year's total.
The 2020 jackpot was £696,740 while this year's first prize is currently £565,000.
It has already almost doubled since the 2021 draw was launched in October. The initial jackpot was £300,000 with a promise from organisers that it would climb as tickets sold in the run up to the draw on 23 December.
The lottery is overseen by the States' Trading Supervisory Board. Jon Taylor, Senior Lottery Officer, said: “Sales were very strong last weekend and with the draw still a week away we are getting closer and closer to last year’s first prize of nearly £700,00. There are also lots of other prizes to be won, so there should be plenty of happy islanders this Christmas.”
As well as the first prize growing in value, rising ticket sales mean more money is available to be awarded to local good causes. The lottery supports organisations which are members of the Association of Guernsey Charities and its equivalent in Jersey.
Pictured: The Channel Islands' Christmas Lottery provides much needed funds for good causes across the islands.
As well as the jackpot, there are 66 other prizes for ticket holders. They vary from £500 to £50,000.
The draw will take place shortly after 18:00 two days before Christmas Day.
Pictured top: Tickets for the 2021 Channel Islands' Christmas Lottery are on sale now.
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