Two cash prize winners after first Robin Hood Lottery draw

After the first draw of the new Robin Hood Lottery there were two cash prizes and more than 30 free tickets won.

Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 3:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 3:11 pm
Launch of the Robin Hood Lottery at Mansfield Civic Centre

Mansfield District Council established the local lottery to give support to local groups and bring benefit to the community.

By the day of the first draw on Saturday, April 28, Robin Hood Lottery had 612 supporters who had bought 1,255 tickets to benefit 58 good causes working and delivering benefit to Mansfield residents.

This had created an impressive £39,156 of funding for local good causes.

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Since Saturday the funds have increased to more than £47,000 as more players sign up to the Robin Hood Lottery.

Supporters can play for a specific cause or nominate the Community Fund to receive 60p of their £1 ticket sale.

Ticket holders could be in with a chance of winning cash prizes from £25 to £25,000.

The first draw saw two winners get a £25 cash prize after matching three numbers.

Good causes range from well known charities such as the Mansfield Soup Kitchen and Portland College to smaller groups such as Feel Good Gardens and Kool Kidz.

The cause with the most supporters is the John Eastwood Hospice which has 75 supporters and stands to gain over £4,000 annually based on current ticket sales.

Executive Mayor, Kate Allsop, said: “I am thrilled that the Robin Hood Lottery has been so well received in Mansfield.

“The local lottery is a great way for people to support charities and groups along with having a change of winning up to £25,000.”

Gatherwell, the council’s external lottery provider suggests that the Robin Hood Lottery could be supporting 75 causes in the first year.

Signing up is easy and can be done online at www.robinhoodlottery.co.uk where you can also find a full list of winners.