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On 25 April 2017, Torbay Council will be one of the first ten local authorities to launch an online lottery, Torbay Lottery Opens in a new window, to help support good causes in Torbay. The first draw will be held on 27 May 2017.

The Torbay Lottery Opens in a new window will operate on the principle of raising money in the community, for the community – empowering local groups to generate vital funds in a fun and effective way, while enabling players to support the causes they care about the most.

It is free for good causes to join and is intended to support a wide range of charities and groups that deliver projects which have a beneficial impact on the local community and support the targeted actions of the Corporate Plan, namely:

  • Protecting all children and giving them the best start in life
  • Working towards a more prosperous Torbay
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles across Torbay
  • Ensuring Torbay remains an attractive and safe place to live and visit
  • Protecting and supporting vulnerable adults

There will also be a central Torbay Lottery Opens in a new window Small Grants Fund for those people who do not want to support a specific group where charity, voluntary and community sector organisations can bid towards the costs of a specific activity or for the purchase of small items of equipment up to £5,000.

Tickets cost just £1 each, which is half the price of the National Lottery, and deliver an exceptional 60% back to local good causes, in comparison to just 28% contributed by the National Lottery. The remaining 40% goes back into the prize fund and pays for the running costs. Torbay Council does not take a penny from ticket sales.

Each ticket has a 1 in 56 chance of winning a prize every week. This includes an incredible £25,000 jackpot prize if you match all six numbers, as well as various other cash prizes.

Detailed information and FAQs will be published on the Torbay Lottery Opens in a new window from 30 March 2017.