Buy tickets for LotterySK and you could also win panto tickets!

Anyone who buys tickets for the new weekly online LotterySK could also win tickets to Dick Whittington!

A special prize draw has been organised to coincide with the first LotterySK draw which takes place on Saturday 27 October 2018.

Anyone who signs up before the first LotterySK draw will be entered into this additional prize draw to win one of two family tickets to see Dick Whittington at either Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre or Stamford Arts Centre. Anyone who has bought tickets since Tuesday 18 September will automatically be entered into the pantomime ticket draw.

And people have been rushing to buy their LotterySK tickets - with 1,054 tickets sold in the first three weeks.

LotterySK was launched by South Kesteven District Council to raise thousands of pounds for charities and voluntary organisations within the district. Players could scoop a £25,000 jackpot and 60 pence for every £1 ticket sold goes to good causes in South Kesteven - more than twice the proportion raised by the National Lottery.

So far, 58 good causes have registered as beneficiaries. The latest two to be approved are:

Deputy Leader of South Kesteven District Council, Councillor Kelham Cooke, said: "It's three weeks since we launched LotterySK to the public and we've already sold over 1,000 tickets - what a fantastic achievement! Thank you to everyone involved, particularly the good causes who are doing a great job recruiting supporters and all the generous people buying tickets and supporting the amazing charities and voluntary groups in our district.

"Now there's an extra incentive for people to buy LotterySK tickets as they may also win tickets to this year's pantomime Dick Whittington in either Grantham or Stamford.

"There's also still plenty of time for other charities and good causes to get involved. It's free to join-up and the more tickets they sell the more money they will raise."

Players have a one in fifty chance of winning one of the prizes which range from three extra tickets to the £25,000 jackpot. When a participant chooses one of the good causes, the organisation receives a 50 pence donation, and 10 pence goes to a central 'Community Fund'. If no charity is chosen, all 60 pence goes to the fund.

People can sign up by direct debit or payment card and buy tickets for one, three, or six months. Winners will be informed via email and will have the money transferred automatically to their chosen bank account.

Lottery management company, Gatherwell, is running the scheme for South Kesteven District Council. To buy your tickets or register as a good cause visit www.lotterysk.co.uk