Powys Lotto is a weekly lottery that supports local good causes and community initiatives.
With funding being reduced across many service areas, Powys Lotto is a way to empower our good causes to raise money for themselves and help continue providing vital services for our residents.
All proceeds generated through Powys Lotto benefit good causes in Powys.
We distribute 50% of your ticket purchase directly to your chosen good cause and a further 10% contributes towards the Powys Community Fund, which is administered by Powys County Council and provides vital support to a wide range of local organisations that benefit the local community.
How does it work?
Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week.
Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000! (That’s a better chance of winning than the National Lottery or the Health Lottery.)
Each ticket will consist of 6 numbers and each number will be between 0 and 9.
There will be a draw every Saturday night when a 6 digit winning combination will be picked.
Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last 2-6 numbers from the winning combination.
Match all 6 and you win the JACKPOT!
Where does the money go?
All good causes supported by the lottery will benefit Powys and its residents. From every £1 ticket sold 60p will go to good causes in Powys. To put this in perspective when you play the National Lottery 25% goes to good causes – we’ve more than DOUBLED the ticket percentage that goes to good causes.
50p of ticket sales go straight to the good cause you've chosen to support
10p of ticket sales go towards the Powys Community Fund
20p of ticket sales go back to supporters as prizes
17p of ticket sales go to Gatherwell, the lottery administrator, to cover the costs of running the lottery
3p of ticket sales is paid in VAT.
Is Powys County Council making money from the lottery?
None of the money generated from the Powys Lotto comes directly back to Powys County Council.
Money received from people taking part is held by Gatherwell, our External Lottery Management Company, who directly administer funds to the good causes taking part (50p from every £1) and lucky winners.
Money held within the central fund (10p from every £1) will be allocated to a wide range of good causes within Powys who apply for support via a grant system.
With your support, Powys Lotto makes a real difference every week to the people of Powys.
Do people actually win?
A full list of winners will be published each week on our lottery website. Winners will also be notified following the draw at 8pm each Saturday via email. Winnings can be claimed by the supporter online via their account or by calling the support line. The £25,000 jackpot is insured. That means even if a player wins in the first week or several people win at the same time, once verified, the jackpot will be paid out to each and every winner.
Keeping people safe:
Powys County Council is committed to ensuring that all lottery activity is operated in a secure, fair and social responsible way, endorsing responsible gambling amongst its supporters.
Although tightly regulated, the Gambling Commission view remote lotteries like the Powys Lotto as a low risk form of gambling.
The license required to hold a lottery is the same as a raffle.
Players have to be over 16 years of age to participate.
The site requires all players to register for an account before they are able to purchase tickets and play the lottery which includes age verification via a date of birth.
There are strict guidelines in place to prevent the marketing lotteries to underage or vulnerable people.
This includes the imagery we can use and where we can advertise.
Powys County Council have worked to develop written policies to protect vulnerable people, meet social responsibility and anti-money laundering standards.
Players can stop their subscription at any time.
At the bottom of the website there are links to the Gambling Aware organisation for help if anyone needs it.
There is no instant gratification with a lottery and all monies must be cleared before a ticket can be entered into a draw.
Players are able to set up a self-exclusion agreement and the lottery will take reasonable steps to prevent further participation, including removing their name and details from any marketing databases.
Safeguards are in place to ensure that ticket purchases are not excessive
How does it work for good causes?
We want as many good causes in Powys to take part but as they will be joining under our gambling licence, we have to ensure certain criteria are met. This includes being based in Powys and providing activities and services which benefit residents of Powys.
Joining is easy and free.
Good causes will be provided with marketing materials to help promote the Lottery to their supporters and will receive 50% of all ticket sales from your page on the Powys website.
All funds will be transferred into the cause bank account every month.
There is no fee or additional costs to causes – all they need to do is encourage supporters to take part.
PCC are there to support you every step of the way