The ActionAid Lottery is not about luck. It's about making a genuine difference to people's lives every time you play.
£1 a week will change lives
That’s what makes the ActionAid lottery unique. It’s important that you know where your money goes. In 2019, 75p of every £1* you spent playing the ActionAid lottery went to fighting poverty. The rest went into our prize fund, which gave five lucky winners up to £1,184 every week, or into the cost of running the lottery and attracting more players. That’s better odds than the National Lottery for you and a much better chance in life for people like Emelyne.
*75% of the money you spent.
Meet Emelyne Bukeyeneza, age 11
Emelyne knows all about hardship. Born in a camp during Burundi’s civil war, she faced extreme poverty from a young age.
Emelyne was hungry most of the time – and school was out of the question:
We couldn’t sleep as the roof leaked everywhere. My mother could not afford basic things like soap to wash our clothes.”
It all changed when Emelyne’s mother helped form a widows' group. With ActionAid’s support the group began growing crops and raising chickens together.
Now, instead of struggling to survive, Emelyne receives education which means that she can look forward to a future without poverty:
The money helps my mother to buy food. She can now send me to school and I am able to take books and pencils and wear the uniform.”
Every time you play the ActionAid Lottery, you’re transforming the life of a child like Emelyne.
To find out more about the ActionAid Lottery, you can get in touch with our Supporter Contact team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01460 238 000 (lines open 9am-6pm Monday to Friday).
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