Lottery offers more than jackpot with family theatre ticket giveaway

Released on August 29, 2018

South Oxfordshire’s community lottery has joined up with Cornerstone arts centre in Didcot to give away a free family ticket to the Christmas production of ‘The Pied Piper’.

The ticket is being offered as an extra prize by SO Charitable Lottery, which supports local charities and voluntary organisations, in addition to a jackpot of £25,000 and smaller cash prizes.

Residents simply need to play SO Charitable Lottery before 29 September to be in with the chance of winning the ticket for the show, which is running at the arts centre from 14-29 December.

It costs just £1 per draw to play the lottery, with 60p from every ticket sold going to good causes in South Oxfordshire and helping to support local communities. Players can choose which local good cause to support when they purchase tickets and can see how much is being raised from week-to-week.

The lottery was set up earlier this year by South Oxfordshire District Council as part of its work to assist the voluntary sector.

Cllr Lynn Lloyd, Cabinet Member with responsibility for the lottery, said: “We’re grateful to Cornerstone for giving the prize and it promises to be a fantastic show, which I’m sure many families would love to see. This is an extra incentive to play our community lottery and support local charities and voluntary organisations in South Oxfordshire.

“Many people have already got behind the lottery and play regularly, and this is a great way for people to support local causes, while being in with the chance of winning a prize.”

The lottery runs online and draws take place every Saturday. 

To find out more about buying tickets, or if you are a good cause working in South Oxfordshire that would like to apply to become a beneficiary of the lottery, visit Alternatively, contact SO Charitable Lottery by calling 01235 364333 or emailing


Notes to editors

Gatherwell Ltd, an external lottery management company, runs SO Charitable Lottery on behalf of South Oxfordshire District Council.

From every £1 ticket sold:
• 50p goes to registered good causes and 10p is paid into a general fund, used to support the voluntary sector in South Oxfordshire
• 20p goes to the prize fund
• 17p goes to the external lottery management operator
• 3p goes to VAT