£5,000 will be won in next draw!

£5,000 will be won in next draw!

One lucky player in the Pride in Penrith Lottery will scoop the full jackpot of £5,000 in Wednesday’s draw. The good news is there’s just time to join.

The jackpot has rolled over each week since the last win earlier this year, and now someone’s about to have a very merry Christmas indeed. With the maximum jackpot of £5,000 reached, the Pride in Penrith Lottery will keep drawing on Wednesday until a winner is found.

“We’ve been spreading good cheer throughout the year with lots of £20 winners who’ve matched three out of four numbers, but the jackpot has remained in the pot, growing each week,” said Rob Udale, chairman of the lottery board. “We’re really looking forward to giving one of our players the good news next week!”

Now’s the ideal time to sign up as a member and be in with a chance of winning the maximum jackpot while also helping worthy causes in and around Penrith. That’s because the community lottery exists to help local initiatives develop and thrive, and to improve the town. The money raised from subscriptions is donated to projects and not-for-profit organisations in the form of grants.

“Thanks to the generosity of those who take part in the Pride in Penrith Lottery, we’ve been able to give a massive £35,438 so far,” Rob said. Shap Bowling Club, Penrith Beekeepers’ Association, St Catherine’s Project Development Fund and Culgaith Cricket Club are just a few of the organisations who’ve benefitted from grants this year.

The lottery has also played a big role in adding to the vibrancy of Penrith, as a major contributor to some of the town’s headline annual events. The first-ever Eden Food and Farming Festival in July received a major boost thanks to a lottery grant, and the Winter Droving event coming up in the town centre on 30 November has also benefitted, along with the Winter Festival programme of events, promotion and entertainments, which runs until the end of the year.

“It costs just £2 a week to be in the lottery, less than the price of a pint,” Rob said. “We can only continue to support good causes and improvements to the fabric and life of the town if people sign up as members, so why not treat yourself to a regular chance of winning some money, knowing that you’re helping the community at the same time?”

To join the lottery in time for next week’s bumper jackpot draw, visit www.prideinpenrith.co.uk and fill out the online form.

There are also Pride in Penrith Lottery scratch cards on sale in various outlets around the town. Priced at just £1, they’d make a lovely surprise for a loved one in a Christmas card or stocking, and all the profits will boost the lottery’s grant fund.

The Pride in Penrith Lottery is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers from the town, who are all passionate about making a difference to the area and raising money for local initiatives.