THE new North Lanarkshire Community Lottery will launch next month.

The lottery, set up by Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire, will see tickets go on sale on May 3, with the first weekly draw taking place on June 4.

It will raise money for charities and good causes throughout North Lanarkshire – with over 40 signed up so far.

Tickets will be available to buy online at a cost of £1 each, and winners could scoop up to £25,000.

Draws will take place every Saturday at 8pm.

The lucky winners will be informed by email and will have the money transferred automatically into their bank account.

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Maddy Halliday CEO of Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire said “We’re delighted to be supporting this Community Lottery to raise funds for North Lanarkshire good causes.

"60% of the money raised will go directly to good causes, with the rest covering prizes, running costs and VAT.

"It’s a fantastic way for people to support a good cause of their choice, whilst also getting the chance to win up to £25,000.

"If you buy tickets for the first draw, good luck and a big thank you for taking part.”

Any charity or non-profit in North Lanarkshire can sign up to raise funds through the lottery including sports clubs, community groups and Parent Teacher Associations.

Groups can sign up here.