Local lottery scheme raises over £8,000 for Stoke’s good causes within its first three months

Published: Wednesday, 29th August 2018

After just three months, local authority lottery Potto Lotto has proved to be a success.

Launched back in May, under former Council Leader Councillor David Conway, the initiative has so far raised over £8,000 for good causes across Stoke-on-Trent. Additionally, over £4,700 cash prizes have been won by players.

As well as cash prizes, a three-month gym membership for council-run leisure centre, Fenton Manor Complex, swimming passes and free lottery tickets have been up for grabs for players of the lottery.

The lottery has been increasingly supported by both good causes and participants across the city. Fifty-one local good causes have already signed up to the scheme, with others being encouraged to do so.

Penkhull Village Hall Community Trust is just one of the good causes benefitting from Potto Lotto. On behalf of the team, a spokesperson said:

“Being a part of Potto Lotto has undoubtedly promoted our cause and will benefit the Hall as we are currently raising funds to acquire the Hall for the community.”

Councillor Ann James, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said: “Potto Lotto is a fantastic initiative and I am pleased that it has grown and made such a positive impact within its first three months. Well done to all the players that have won prizes so far and a big thank you to all of the good causes, partners and supporters who have helped make Potto Lotto such a success. I am very much looking forward to continue watching our local causes benefit from the scheme.”

Potto Lotto is a lottery scheme run by Stoke-on-Trent City Council in partnership with Gatherwell. It benefits great local causes and gives players the chance to win cash prizes every week, including a £25,000 jackpot and smaller prizes such as £250 and free lottery tickets. Tickets cost just £1, and 60p of that goes directly to one of the causes signed up to the lottery of the player’s choice.

If you would like to play Potto Lotto or want to sign up your good cause, please go to

Find out more and to sign up

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