Submitted by Steve on 09:39, 23rd Oct, 2018 | 0

Christmas Lottery Tickets are now available from at the GSPCA at a cost of £3 per ticket under the revamped lottery.

The jackpot will continue to be a climbing prize, based on the number of tickets sold, but it starts at a guaranteed minimum first prize of £500,000.

In total the prize fund for the 2018 Lottery is larger than in previous years, starting at £3.3million, with the overall prize fund growing as well as the jackpot until the draw on Thursday 20th December.

Alongside the rising first prize, which is guaranteed to be at least £500,000, compared to last year's starting jackpot of £300,000, there is a second prize of £50,000, five prizes of £10,000, 10 prizes of £5,000, 15 prizes of £2,500, 25 prizes of £1,000 and 30 prizes of £500.

Proceeds from the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery are split between good causes in Guernsey and Jersey. Guernsey beneficiaries are chosen through the Association of Guernsey Charities and the GSPCA have been hugely thankful for many grants over the last 8 years from the Christmas Lottery proceeds that has helped with items such as improved access for visitors, intensive care units, repair work, towards the new animal welfare building, a phone system, disabled access and much more. 

Chairman, Malcolm Woodhams, is on the organising committee of the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery said "The Channel Islands Christmas Lottery provides vital funding for good causes throughout the Bailiwick of Guernsey covering all aspects of Island life.”

“I am delighted to announce that this year we have the largest ever range of prizes and I hope that the new prize structure and far larger instant scratch top prize will encourage islanders to buy tickets.”

“I encourage all islanders to support the Channel Islands Lottery by playing responsibly,"

"I understand that syndicates make up a significant share of the market and in recent years, syndicates have won the first prize.”

“The Association of Guernsey Charities hopes the trend towards groups of friends, colleagues and families buying tickets in block will continue.”

“Syndicates that purchase blocks of 50 tickets from agents are also guaranteed to win a minimum of £30."

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are hugely grateful to the Christmas Lottery who has helped the GSPCA with many projects and much needed equipment over the last 8 years and it is amazing who many charities the help each year.”

“Once again we are selling the Christmas Lottery tickets at our reception and shop are which is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and 11am to 4pm on a Sunday.”

“So why not pop into the Shelter to get your Christmas Lottery tickets which is a great way to support charity twice b buying the tickets which helps the animals in our care as well as helping those receiving grants from this years proceeds.”

To visit the Association of Guernsey Charities website please go to -


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