Extra Lottery draw to help community
Somerset Guardian readers who buy National Lottery tickets will be in with a chance of winning a £20,000 prize.
Tickets bought during the weeks commencing September 30 and October 7 will go into an extra draw, with two £20,000 prizes up for grabs.
Not only will readers be in with a chance of winning big money, on top of the usual jackpot, but they will also be contributing to local community projects.
Camelot, the company behind the National Lottery, awards around £35 million to worthy causes each week, and lotto sales are one of the main sources of funding.
Recently, the Radstock-based Carers' Centre charity won a generous £298,471 from the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities programme.
The money is being used to expand a number of projects run across B&NES to increase support for unpaid carers.
It will help with the Give us a Break programme, which includes skills courses, breaks for carers and events for carers and their families.
The service will also provide health checks for carers, with one-to-one and group support to help them improve their diet, increase exercise and understand how they can improve their health.
The charity's chief executive Sonia Hutchison said: "Caring can be exhausting and damage people's health if they don't take a break and look after themselves as well.
"This funding will make the whole community more aware of unpaid carers and the incredible role they play."
To be in with a chance of claiming the prize money, visit www.somersetguardian.co.uk to register, then simply type in your lotto ticket number to enter the draw.
You can enter whether your ticket is from Saturday or Wednesday, with draws closing at midnight on the Saturday of each week.
The winners will be announced the following Monday.
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