Jersey Hospice Care £1m lottery tickets go on sale

Lottery tickets being sold
Image caption The Jersey Hospice Care lottery tickets have gone on sale in the island

The 6,000 tickets for the 2011 Jersey Hospice Care million pounds lottery have gone on sale.

The tickets, which cost £300 each, went on sale at Lloyds TSB branches in St Helier and St Brelade this morning.

Dr Gari Purcell-Jones, hospice chairman, said the lottery, which is in its fifth year, had become the charity's biggest annual fundraiser.

It was expected to raise £500,000 for the hospice but £1,300,000 will be given as prizes.

And because of the small number of tickets, there is a 1 in 600 chance of winning one of the prizes.

The draw will take place on 2 September.

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