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Channel Islands Lottery review aims to generate more money for charity

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Wednesday 09 October 2019

A strategic review of the Channel Islands Lottery operations has been conducted by The States' Trading Supervisory Board which should see more proceeds going to good causes.

The review was designed to maximise the money being raised for charities and other community projects through sales of the Christmas lottery and other instant win scratch cards, improve governance arrangements and reduce costs of managing the lottery to the States.

As part of this, a review of the ticket distribution arrangements was conducted and an open tender process invited interested parties to present their proposals for managing the distribution of Channel Island Lottery tickets across the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Jon Taylor, Senior Lottery Manager said:

"This tender process will help us reduce the costs of managing the lottery to enable us to operate the lottery as efficiently as possible to bring more benefit to local charities and good causes."

Local proceeds from the annual Christmas draw are distributed to good causes and charities in the Bailiwick and proceeds from the instant win scratch cards which run throughout the year go towards funding Beau Sejour and projects or events that support Guernsey's culture and heritage, such as the Guernsey 2021 Island Games.

Mr Taylor added:

"The review has also ensured that the STSB comply with the States of Guernsey procurement process and the introduction of more rigorous and commercially focused contracts to ensure appropriate regulation and governance for an organisation of this nature".

Guernsey Post was awarded the 5 year contract as their proposal demonstrated the best value, capability to manage the requirements of the tender and to ultimately deliver the best value for the States and good causes in the Bailiwick.

There will be no noticeable changes for the public and anyone wishing to purchase lottery tickets. The contract with Guernsey Post will begin on 1st May 2020.

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