One of the most heart warming Lottery stories of the week must be the case of the Bournemouth News Agent that has raised £738k for Charity via Lottery ticket sales. The store in question is Phillips News in Pokesdown, when advised by the National Lottery of the amount raised they could not believe it.
Each Lottery ticket sold raises twenty eight pence for a charity. The remaining amount gets split between the lottery jackpot and the administrators of the lottery games. Phillips News is run by a Father Son team, they are said to be very happy with the amount raised by Bournemouth Lottery players for charity.
It is great to see the people who run the lottery acknowledge stores like this. News Agents perform a valuable community service and often the loss of a lottery ticket machine can cause angst and petitions as we have recently noted in the matter of Welsh Lottery players getting their machine back.
Duncan Malyon, Sales Director of Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be recognising our retail partners for the outstanding contribution they make, week in, week out, to society through selling National Lottery products.
“It’s a great way to remind them, and our players, that every ticket sold goes to Good Cause funding that benefits people and communities throughout the UK.”
There is no doubt that the funds raised via lottery ticket sales have made a huge impact on society at large. With projects ranging from sponsoring Olympic Athletes to protecting Heritage sites the service that News Agents provide has improved the quality of life for everyone in the UK. I bet you will look at your local news agent in a very different light from now on. We know we will.
This Friday EuroMillions has a lottery jackpot totalling £21 Million, as it is the bigger of the two UK Lottery games it understandably raises more funds for charity. Make sure you have your lottery tickets in place for the lottery game this evening.