New impromptu syndicates allow cheaper stake in Les Bourgs Lottery

September 10th, 2012 by Les Bourgs Hospice

Guernsey residents can now participate in the Les Bourgs Hospice Million Pound Lottery by becoming part of an impromptu syndicate.

The lottery, which is aiming to raise the last £400,000 of the Les Bourgs Hospice’s Redevelopment Appeal target of £4 million, has just over 3,000 tickets left to sell ahead of the October 2012 draw.

“Sales haven’t gone as well as we had hoped and so we are looking at ways in which we can open up the chance of winning to everyone,” said chairman of the Friends of Les Bourgs Jack Honeybill.

The tickets, which cost £300, have been available to syndicates but until now, it has been the responsibility of one of the syndicate to collate the members and purchase the ticket.

It is now possible to become part of an impromptu syndicate with others and win up to £100,000.

“We are conscious that not all islanders are able to afford the cost of a ticket individually and may not have had opportunity to join a syndicate.”

“This new approach will provide members of the public with the chance to participate in this exciting draw by joining with other islanders to form impromptu syndicates. With just 5,000 tickets being sold, the odds of winning a life changing sum of money are very good,” said Mr Honeybill.

“All of the profits will go to the hospice, which we know is something loved by everyone in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, and so it will be simply amazing to reach the Redevelopment Appeal target and make some islanders very rich at the same time,” he said.

“Five prizes from £10,000 up to £1 million are available and if any of the prizes are won by a syndicate, the last two draws saw the top prize split by a group of taxi drivers and then by colleagues at Beau Sejour, then individual cheques will be issued to each syndicate member.”

“We will do all of the administrative work and so people simply need to come to any one of the venues where we are selling tickets and join one of these new syndicates. We have some generous benefactors who have agreed to buy any remaining syndicated tickets so that we can guarantee that every ticket will be fully sold before the draw,’ said Mr Honeybill.

To make tickets more accessible to islanders, they will now be on sale at Les Bourgs Hospice on Sundays from 10 am until 1 pm and parking will be available from Rue du Tertre.

Tickets will continue to be sold at NatWest in High Street, St Peter Port between 10 am and 2 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at Les Bourgs shop on The Bridge from 10 am until 2 pm on Mondays and Thursdays and until 4.30 pm every other day and at Le Friquet Garden Centre from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturdays.

“We are extremely grateful to the many volunteers who have kindly given up their time to sell tickets. This wouldn’t be possible without their generosity and without the continued support of islanders,” said Mr Honeybill.

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