20 October 2011
Tickets for the 2011 Channel Islands Christmas lottery will go on sale across Jersey on Friday 21 October. This year, the rolling first prize will start at £300,000 and will steadily increase as more tickets are sold. As in previous years, all profits from the lottery will go to the Association of Jersey Charities.
Tickets will be available at participating retailers, as well as at the lottery kiosk on King Street in St Helier, which has now reopened after a short period of closure and will be operated by the Channel Islands Co-operative Society. Tickets will also feature a scratch card section with instant prizes ranging from £1 to £5,000.
Economic Development Minister, Senator Alan Maclean, said: “With all its profits going directly to the Association of Jersey Charities, the Christmas lottery is not only a great seasonal event but it is also an opportunity for Islanders to contribute to the valuable ongoing work of our local charities.”
Chair of the Association of Jersey Charities, Liz Le Poidevin, added: “The Association of Jersey Charities has been lucky enough to receive the Jersey share of the Channel Islands lottery profits for many years now and we could not continue our work of helping our member charities without it.”