The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK and Blue Cross have joined Lottoland’s Win-Win Charity Lotto in the UK as charity partners.
The two organisations join The British Red Cross, Hospice UK, Keep Britain Tidy, and The Marine Conservation Society as the most recent entrants to the lottery format, which debuted in May 2020 in conjunction with The British Red Cross, Hospice UK, Keep Britain Tidy, and The Marine Conservation Society.
PWS Association and Blue Cross for pets
Nigel Birrell, Lottoland CEO, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK and Blue Cross for Pets as partners for our Win-Win Charity Lotto.
“The PWS Association is a charity close to my heart and I have long been a supporter of the amazing work they do and as a devoted dog owner, it’s great to be able to support a charity that goes above and beyond to help sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets. With the support of our players, we hope to be able to make a real difference to these amazing causes.”
The Win-Win Charity Lotto charges £1 a bet, with 20p going to the lottery’s selected UK charities, and the jackpot is set at £250,000 for each draw.
The game’s setup and outcomes are inspired by the famous French Lotto, with draws held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Five balls are chosen from a list of 49, with ten bonus balls available.
Susan Passmore, CEO, at Prader-Willi Syndrome Association said: “Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that occurs in approximately one out of every 15,000 births.
“It causes low muscle tone, a learning difficulty, an emotional and social immaturity and an insatiable chronic appetite usually develops which can lead to life threatening obesity.
“The Association supports families to overcome the challenges that those with Prader-Willi syndrome face. With the help of Lottoland, we can continue our vital work to find strategies and treatments to help those with PWS.”
The online lotto betting operator says it plans to draw on the Win-Win Lotto in favour of the two recent charitable additions as a result of its popularity during the first year.
Blue Cross’ corporate partnerships manager, Natalie Paweleck, added: “The money raised by Lottoland will be a big help with our work caring for sick, injured and abandoned pets through our veterinary services and rehoming homeless dogs, cats, small pets and horses and also supporting those who have lost their beloved pets.”