Channel Islands Lottery jackpot above £500,000 mark

| 23/11/2011

1 jackpot.jpg(BBC): The jackpot for the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery has risen above £500,000. The first prize rises in relation to ticket sale increases and currently stands at £504,000. The 2010 first price was a record high of £750,000 with more money than ever going to charity. During 2011 more than £400,000 of money raised from the 2010 lottery was donated to charitable organisations across the islands. One of those to benefit was The Croft, a respite service for children and adults with learning disabilities. Sue Aldwell, secretary of the Friends of the Croft, said: "We were totally thrilled to receive funding, it will make the most amazing difference to everyone that we help support.

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