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New community lottery is a ‘win win’ for Melton sport

There’s a new fun and simple way for sports clubs and local good causes to raise money – Melton Community Lottery.

The initiative has had a successful launch and is already raising £15,000 a year for local good causes, a sum which will only grow as more people play.

The weekly online lottery is backed by Melton Borough Council with cash prizes of £25, £250 and £2,000 and a jackpot of £25,000!

Each ticket costs £1 and consists of six numbers so the more numbers you match in the draw the bigger the prize.

Melton Community Lottery logo

Players choose who will benefit from their tickets. They can either support the central fund (monies are then dispensed to good causes by a committee) or they can choose a specific cause to back.

The great thing about the community lottery is that 80 pence from every £1 goes to either good causes (60p) or the prize fund (20p) and it’s so easy to play. You can set up a Direct Debit or pay by debit card and are notified by email when you win, your bounty being paid straight into your bank account – unless you choose to donate it straight back to your chosen good cause.

These sports clubs already have a supporter’s page at and if they sign up 50 players they will receive £1,300 annually for little effort and zero cost.

* Asfordby Amateurs Ladies’ and Girls’ FC
* Asfordby and Melton Society of Anglers
* Belvoir Cricket & Countryside Trust (Melton Sports’ chosen charity)
* Egerton Park Cricket Club
* Frisby, Hoby and Rotherby Cricket Club
* Melton Mowbray RFC
* Melton Town FC
* Stilton Striders
* Twyford Recreation Ground

If you’re involved with a sports club and it’s not listed above, why not talk to your committee and apply to set up your own page? Melton Community Lottery is without doubt a ‘win win’ way to give local sport – and other good causes and charities – a boost.

The draw takes place at 8pm every Saturday – good luck!

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