Two lucky Potto Lotto players have won £2000 each, just over one month after the lottery started.
The draw on Saturday 23 June saw two players, one supporting Disability Solutions West Midlands and another supporting Stoke-on-Trent Foster Carers Association, both scoop prizes of £2000.
The online lottery has been running since 19 May and since then, almost 6000 tickets have been sold and more than 50 good causes have signed up.
Potto Lotto aims to help raise funds for the good causes that support the residents of Stoke-on-Trent. 50p of every ticket sold goes directly to a cause signed up. Players can choose which good cause they want to donate to, with a further 10p going towards community projects and 40p to prizes and lottery running costs.
Cllr Ann James, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said: ‘I am thrilled by the level of support for Potto Lotto and really pleased that we have had some big winners this week! The lottery is not only a great way to help good causes to raise some extra funds, but is a fun way for residents to support the local causes that matter to them, whilst being in with a chance of winning up to £25,000.’
Laurel Gallagher works at Feral Spaces, a group which runs immersive arts experiences for children. The group has signed up to Potto Lotto as a good cause. She said: 'The opportunity to generate a weekly income is really great for community groups and charities who often have to wait for funding to deliver the work they do. This will mean the great work done by the good causes across the city can become more regular and will help them to build a greater presence.'
Potto Lotto draws take place every Saturday. For your chance to win up to £25,000 and support local good causes, visit www.pottolotto.co.uk.
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