Charity lottery raises half a million for hospice care
An annual lottery has raised £500,000 for a Jersey hospice charity.
All 6,000 tickets for the Jersey Hospice lottery have now been sold at a price of £300 each, generating total revenues of £1.8m.
Of that money, £1.3m will be given away in prize money, including a £1m top prize, with the remaining £500,000 donated to the Jersey Hospice Care charity, a specialist palliative nursing service providing free holistic care for patients with cancer and motor neurone disease.
The service, which is based in the capital St Helier but also works extensively in the community, costs £6,000 a day to run.
In addition to the £1m jackpot, prizes of £100,000, £75,000, £50,000 and £25,000 are also available, as are five prizes of £10,000 each.
The lottery, which is the charity’s biggest annual fundraiser, will be drawn on 14 September at 5:30pm, with the results announced on Facebook, Twitter, Channel Television and the Jersey Hospice Care website.