Happy 1st birthday to the Bexley Community Lottery

"With the chance to win up to £25,000 and support local good causes, what's not to like!”

Lottery ticket holder Linda from Abbey Wood, who won £250 in March.

This month the Bexley Community Lottery celebrates its first year with its 52nd prize draw.

Over the past 12 months the Lottery has raised £33,000 for local good causes and awarded £7,524 in prize money to lucky ticket holders.

The number of local groups using the lottery as part of their fundraising has grown to 64. They include uniformed groups like the Scouts, Guides, Rainbows and Brownies, Parent Teacher Associations, community groups and forums, sports clubs and teams, community libraries and local charities. Some are raising around £100 a month.

Lottery tickets cost just £1 each. There are a range of cash prizes, including the chance of a £25,000 jackpot and 60% of the money raised goes to local good causes.

Players can either donate their ticket proceeds to the good cause of their choice, or to the community fund which will be offering flexible grants for local community activities.

“We set up the lottery to give local groups an easy way to raise funds and it’s now well established,” said Cllr Alex Sawyer, Bexley’s Cabinet Member for Communities. “It costs nothing for good causes to sign up, provided they meet the eligibility criteria and the more people groups encourage to join, the more money they can raise.

“Buy a lottery ticket online today and help your favourite local cause!”

To buy a ticket for the Bexley Community Lottery or to find out how your good cause could benefit.