Running a lottery is a fun and exciting way for us to raise funds for donkeys. As a charity we have to fundraise in as many different ways as possible, to maximise the money we can spend caring for donkeys across the world. Playing our lottery is one way you can make a real difference!
For every £1 you play a small portion will go towards our weekly prize fund. Another small part will pay for administration. What’s left goes towards our charity and growing our lottery.
Our first draw took place on Friday 6 November. As a licenced lottery operator, we are required to share with our supporters the breakdown of how each £1 entry is spent. Across the five draws in Jan 2021 The Donkey Sanctuary received £37,397 in lottery sales. After paying out prize money and running costs, The Donkey Sanctuary received £21,735.90 (58.12%) in every £1 ticket in our lottery, 20.06% was spent on prizes and 21.82% on expenses.
Our lottery was launched in 2020 and we have big plans for it over the next few years. We’ll initially spend the funds we raise on growing the lottery, which in turn will help us generate more funds and make an even bigger difference for donkeys in the future.
If you choose to support donkeys by playing our lottery we’ll keep you updated on how your money is being spent and the difference you're making.