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Health Lottery Increases Funding to Good Causes

Health Lottery Increases Funding to Good Causes

More money is now going to health-related good causes in Great Britain every time you buy a Health Lottery ticket. The decision to increase funding has been taken now to ensure that worthy charities and projects get all the help they can at such a difficult time.

The Health Lottery’s mission is to support public health causes which benefit the local community. It consists of 12 society lotteries - each one representing a different region - and has raised more than £100 million so far.

That figure has now been given the opportunity to grow more quickly, with the Health Lottery announcing that 25.5 percent of revenue will be donated to good causes. This is a significant increase from the 20.34 percent that had previously been given.

Martin Ellice, joint group managing director of the Health Lottery, explained that the coronavirus crisis had hit the charity sector hard, with many projects not covered by the NHS severely underfunded.

He said: “The Covid-19 crisis has left many charities and projects in a vulnerable position. That’s the reason we have taken the decision to increase the level of contribution by over 25 percent, allowing us to support the health inequality projects that are so important to local communities.

“Every single one of the charities and projects funded through The Health Lottery carries out wonderful work and it’s of paramount importance that we keep them alive.

“There has never been a more important time in living memory than now to ensure that we support the phenomenal work carried out by the thousands of charities and projects across the length and breadth of Great Britain - many of whom are in desperate need of funding.”

No other changes have been made to the Health Lottery, so it still costs just £1 to play. Draws take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and you can win a jackpot of at least £25,000 if you match the five main winning numbers.

The Health Lottery is not associated with the National Lottery - which runs games such as Lotto, EuroMillions and Thunderball. The National Lottery has also vowed to help good causes in the coronavirus fight, with up to £300 million set to be spent on community support. 

Whichever game you play, you are helping out worthy projects every time you pick up a ticket, as well as giving yourself the chance to land a huge prize. Check out the latest Lottery Results to see if you are a winner.

Published: Tuesday 14th July 2020

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