Unity Lottery, a joint lottery scheme for charities is celebrating its first birthday.
The scheme was launched in May 2007 and currently has 25 charities operating Unity Lotteries. These weekly lotteries mean that charities have a share in profits and share admin costs and prize funds. The top prize each week is £25,000.
For each £1 raised, 50p goes back to the charity, and 50p goes towards the prize fund and admin costs, meaning there are no big set-up costs for charities, and profits depend on charities’ marketing success.