Lincoln Community Lottery is officially open to the public from today with the chance for players to scoop a £25,000 jackpot and help local good causes.
The first draw takes place on Saturday 11 August 2018, with 60p from every £1 ticket going to local charities and good causes in Lincoln and surrounding areas.
Special bolt-on prizes are also up for grabs, including a family ticket to the International Bomber Command Centre and an iPad.
Players have a 50 to one chance of winning one of the prizes, which range from the £25,000 jackpot to three extra tickets.
It's free for good causes to register for Lincoln Community Lottery and more are encouraged to sign up, with nearly 30 already registered to benefit from additional funding through the initiative.
Graham Rose, Project Manager for Lincoln Community Lottery, said: "Lincoln Community Lottery is an innovative way to support local charity and voluntary organisations that go above and beyond to help those in and around Lincoln.
“The lottery has already been popular with local good causes, but we want as many as possible to benefit from this opportunity. Therefore, we encourage any good causes who have not submitted their interest to register before the first draw.
“The society lottery concept is something that other local authorities have had a lot of success with, having been launched by several councils across the country already.
“We are very excited to be part of it."
A lottery management company, Gatherwell, has been appointed to run the scheme, having already launched similar lotteries with Portsmouth, Corby, Peterborough and many other authorities.
Ben Speare, Managing Director at Gatherwell, said: "We are delighted that Gatherwell has been awarded the opportunity to run the new Lincoln Community Lottery.
"We are looking forward to helping support Lincoln’s local causes in partnership with City of Lincoln Council."
To buy your tickets or register as a good cause visit www.lincolnlottery.co.uk.