Resident wins £2,000 through the Forest Lottery

Another Forest of Dean resident is celebrating a £2,000 win on the Forest Lottery, the second win of that amount in the past month, alongside three £250 wins. 

The Forest Lottery, set up by Forest of Dean District Council, is continuing to produce winners alongside raising thousands for local good causes across the Forest.

The recent winner, Mr D from Lydney, said:

“I'm obviously delighted to have won, and will put some of the money towards a holiday, when the time's right. I never enter the National Lottery as I think the chances of winning anything are too slim.  However, I was happy to enter this lottery because you get to choose which local good cause to support along with a greater chance of winning.

“I chose to support Bream Community Library through the Forest Lottery because libraries are increasingly under threat of closure and it's important that we keep them running. They truly are a community resource, and there's something for everyone in a library, regardless of their age or background. Bream, like many other libraries, have done their best to carry on providing a service throughout the pandemic.  This service was aimed primarily at the elderly, many of whom don't have access to computers and were more prone to problems caused by isolation, but was available to anyone.”

Councillor Richard Leppington, Cabinet Member for Finance, said;

“It is great to see some of our residents winning the lottery, especially when you know that the majority of money from every lottery ticket is going towards funding local good causes. 

“We now have over 65 local groups, organisations and charities signed up with the lottery and in the past year alone the lottery has raised over £31,000 for those groups which they wouldn't have otherwise received. 

“I would encourage any Forest resident to look at the lottery as a way for them to contribute to local communities as well as putting themselves in with a chance of winning. Also I would recommend any local groups to look at the lottery as a way of generating vital funding”

The Forest Lottery is designed to help local not-for-profits to diversify their fundraising streams and enable year-round fundraising in a safe, fun and effective way.

There are weekly cash prizes to be won up to the value of the £25,000 jackpot. For each ticket bought, a cause chosen by the player receives 50% of the £1 ticket with an additional 10% going to further support the local community in the form of a communal community funding pot. 

Local groups, organisations and charities can look at the Forest Lottery website to see if they could use it to help fund their work for the local community.

To support a local good cause and play the lottery today go to: or call 01594 202102

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