A shopper at our charity shop in Bingley, Bradford, has bought a winning £10,000 Lottery Super Draw ticket that’s yet to be claimed. So the search is on for the lucky winner – could it be you?
The winning ticket was purchased from the Sue Ryder Bingley shop and the winning number was selected on Friday 28th September, so someone in the local area has the winning ticket and they haven’t realised it yet. So we are asking all supporters of the Sue Ryder Lottery to check their tickets as one of you will be in for a very pleasant surprise!
The winning ticket is number 10002021 and ticket holders who bought theirs at a Sue Ryder shop should check if they are a winner by popping in; shop staff will scan their tickets to check if they have won any of the other 113 cash prizes that also could have been won.
“I’m really pleased that we have a winner in Bingley," says Sue Ryder UK Lottery Manager Ross Wiggan."It’s really close to our Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and sales from the draw will help us to deliver more care to more people. The Lottery is a vital way of raising money to help us to support people through the most difficult times of their lives.
“Not only does it help raise a significant amount of money – at the same time it will reward people with over 110 prizes a week, including a yearly £10,000 super draw, so people, like our mystery winner in Bingley, are winning on our Lottery every week.”
Draws driven by unique technology
From March this year, we started selling Lucky Dip tickets to our weekly lottery from Sue Ryder charity shops across the country thanks to new specifically designed technology. We have already sold over £250,000 worth of tickets and profits from these go directly back to the charity.
The new Lottery technology is the most advanced in the charity sector, and makes it easy for customers to play, check and claim a prize in store.
Our shops' tills produce a unique £1 Lottery ticket that can be checked in store after the draw takes place, and prizes of £5 and £10 can be paid out to the winners in cash. The Lottery draw takes place every Friday and customers can also buy tickets that go into the draw for up to 10 weeks.
80% of the profits from our lottery ticket sales go back into our care
“We need to raise £49.2 million to keep our services running every year," Ross continues. "We receive some income through statutory funding, but still need to raise £19.9m through our shops and our supporters. So it’s more important now than ever before that we have the best systems, along with new and exciting ways to fundraise that can help our shops raise these vital funds.”
There are other lotteries out there – Health, National and Postcode lotteries raising money for good causes – but the legal minimum contribution to a good cause is only 20% of ticket sales. With the Sue Ryder Lottery, over 80% of money raised from tickets in 2017 went directly to supporting people with life-limiting conditions, their family and friends.
£1 a ticket with a draw every Friday
Currently, we run a weekly lottery every Friday that supporters sign up to and can pay by direct debit. Tickets cost just £1 and over £3.4m has been raised since its launch in 2015, giving the charity a sustainable long-term source of revenue.
This new technology, designed specifically for Sue Ryder, means that we can also sell Lucky Dips in our stores.
The lottery works in a similar way to a raffle; everyone gets a lucky number that’s unique to them and, if their number is drawn, they win a prize. This means that all of our prizes are guaranteed to be won every week.