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Community Lottery

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About the Lottery

Since 1984, the Community Lottery has returned $17 million to more than 1,500 not-for-profit groups.

The Lottery is a self-help initiative for not-for-profit sporting clubs, schools and pre-schools, community groups and charitable organisations. There is absolutely no cost for not-for-profit groups to participate.

Participating organisations retain 100% of the proceeds they generate through the sale of both paper and online tickets.

People’s Choice and our partners meet all the costs associated with prizes, promotional material, advertising, printing of tickets, and coordinate all administrative essentials such as distribution, licensing, and statutory requirements - leaving participating organisations clear of any cost.

New to the Community Lottery and wondering how it all works? Here’s the drum:


  • Is your organisation a not-for-profit sporting club, registered charity, school, pre-schools, kindergarten or community group?
  • Are you located in South Australia, Victoria, the ACT or the Northern Territory?
  • Would all money raised be returned for the sole benefit of the organisation?

If you answered yes to all of the above, then the Community Lottery could be just the ticket for your organisation.

There is no cost whatsoever to participate in the People’s Choice Community Lottery. With the support of our business and media partners, we meet all costs associated with the Lottery, including the provision of prizes, printing of tickets and display material, point of sale opportunities, administration, advertising and promotion.


You’ll complete an online registration for your group to sell tickets. Here, you’ll tell us about your group, what you’re fundraising for, how many paper tickets you intend to sell and how we can keep in touch with you. We’ll review your application and get back to you via email within 48 hours to confirm your participation in the Lottery.

If your organisation or your members would like to consider opening a Business and Community Account to deposit your fundraising profits, let us know and we’ll get it set up for you.

Get online

Your group can set up an online fundraising page to boost your ticket sales in mere minutes. Fundraising pages can be personalised with your group’s logo, web address or Facebook page and info about what you’re fundraising for and what you’re all about.

Your page can be shared quickly and easily via social media and email, you can track your online selling success and see who’s supporting you. Funds from tickets purchased online for your organisation will be paid into your organisation’s account by direct deposit at the end of each month.

Go old school

Community Lottery paper tickets are collected from your nearest People’s Choice Credit Union branch, and then it’s up to you and your team of volunteers, 15 years and older, to get amongst it in your community and sell as many of your $2 tickets as you can before the close of the Lottery.

Make sure that you get the name and address of each ticket purchaser on each paper ticket stub, so we can get in touch with the winners.

Done? Return your sold tickets, declare any lost or stolen tickets and return any unsold tickets. Then, just deposit the funds from the sold tickets to us by cheque or EFT so we can process a 100% refund.

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