The weekly online lottery was launched in October 2016 to raise money for children in Scotland, with proceeds helping to make a real difference to those who need it most. Charities that support children in Scotland can apply online for funding.
Twice a week, players can tune in to STV to watch the winning numbers being drawn, with a £25,000 jackpot and raffle prizes up for grabs. The draw is presented by Jennifer Reoch every Monday and Sean Batty every Thursday, both at 20.40.
Jennifer Reoch said: “Playing the Scottish Children’s Lottery is a great way to help raise funds for children across Scotland - a fun and exciting game with a chance to win big while helping to make a real difference in the lives of children across the country. It’s great that players now have two chances at the big jackpot every week.”
The money raised by the Scottish Children’s Lottery supports good causes in Scotland based on four key themes: early years’ intervention; education and health; employment, skills and employability; and community development and citizenship.
For further information, please contact the STV press office:-
0141 300 3341 / 07803 970 143
0141 300 3830
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ABOUT THE SCOTTISH CHILDREN’S LOTTERY
Society lotteries Chance to Study, Chance to Flourish, Chance to Succeed and Chance to Connect operate under the Scottish Children’s Lottery. All four are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and are run by a board of trustees, chaired by Hugh Hall.
The money raised by the Scottish Children’s Lottery will be invested in Scotland, and applied to the four focus areas of each society lottery: early years’ intervention; education and health; employment, skills and employability; and community development and citizenship. In particular:-
Chance to Flourish supports projects working within the area of social development of pre-school children and their families and carers, making a positive difference to children’s lives in their early years.
Chance to Study supports projects which aim to improve children's education through school years and ensure that all young people in Scotland have the opportunity to learn, develop and fulfil their potential.
Chance to Succeed supports projects that focus on employability and employment skills, helping to deliver a productive future for our young people.
Chance to Connect supports projects working in the areas of community development and citizenship, giving young people across Scotland the chance to live in a safe, supportive and stimulating community.
The society lotteries are helped in the grant-making process by STV Children’s Appeal (registered charity number SCO42429) which has a long track record in promoting and supporting children’s charities throughout Scotland.
Charities can apply for funding by downloading the application pack and guidance note on the four charity websites.
The establishment of the Scottish Children’s Lottery has been supported by STV, but it operates independently of STV in accordance with the licensing requirements of the UK Gambling Commission.