Christmas Lottery sets new record
This year’s Channel Islands Christmas Lottery jackpot has reached a record £750,000, and is still rising.
The amount matches the record set last year and increases every time a £1 ticket is sold for the 15 December draw. At the start of December, as the jackpot passed the £711,000 mark, it was confirmed that the figure was higher than it had ever been at that stage.
In addition to the top prize, other rewards of £50,000, £25,000 and £500 are on offer.
The lottery raises money for good causes, with hundreds of thousands of pounds going to charities across the islands. One such charity is Victim Support and Witness Service, which received £1,000.
The money was put towards training for both a new member of staff and new volunteers, as well as for a bereavement training session for staff and volunteers.
Another recipient was The Croft, a respite service for those with learning disabilities. The organisation received over £9,000 which it put towards a sensory garden and new disabled access pathway.