More than 1,000 groups will take $1.4 million to their communities thanks to this year’s People’s Choice Community Lottery – the most recent instalment of almost $19 million raised since 1984.
This year’s Lottery raised $1,438,414 for 1,022 groups across the country, including sporting clubs, schools, medical charities and animal welfare organisations, with 100% of money raised from ticket sales going to the clubs themselves.
People’s Choice Credit Union Chief Executive Officer, Steve Laidlaw, said the Lottery remained a cornerstone for both member communities and the credit union.
“Every community has its own needs, whether that’s finding more resources for schools and sporting clubs, or supporting those facing personal challenges,” Mr Laidlaw said.
“The People’s Choice Community Lottery helps these groups achieve their goals so they can make the difference they need in their communities.”
The winners of 100 prizes valued at more than $360,000 were drawn 9 October 2018. South Australian ticket holders won both first prize (a Toyota RAV4 GXL valued at $39,516 thanks to Lottery partner CMI Toyota) and third prize (a Toyota Corolla Ascent 1.8L 5-door hatch, valued at $25,728, thanks to CMI Toyota). The second prize of a $29,497 LG Signature Pack from Harvey Norman will travel to the Northern Territory. All winners are available at www.communitylottery.com.au.
The top five community group winners this year are:
- HeartKids SA/NT $51,750(2018 community partner)
- Tenpin SA $16,102
- SA Dog Rescue (online tickets only) $14,282
- Lyme Disease Association $13,832
- Henley & Grange Baseball Club $13,494
“We are proud to be able to help our members achieve their needs, and proud to be a part of their communities,” Mr Laidlaw said.