One lucky resident has won £2,000 thanks to playing the Charnwood Community Lottery.
The lottery is run by the borough council and helps raise money for good causes, charities and voluntary organisations.
Donna Worship from Birstall said she couldn’t believe it when she found out she had matched five correct numbers and won £2,000.
Donna said: “I was so shocked when I found out I’d won £2,000 on the lottery. It’s my second win since I started playing as I also won three tickets the week before.
“I support the Bradgate Park Trust with my ticket as it’s a beautiful part of our community and I enjoy visiting there with my family. It’s nice to know that I’m helping a worthy cause.”
For every £1 ticket purchased, 60p goes towards helping good causes in the borough and people can choose which good cause to support when buying their ticket.
Cllr Deborah Taylor, the Council’s lead member for communities, said: “The lottery is helping to raise lots of money for a wide range of good causes which do great work for the benefit of residents.
“Many players have already won free tickets and cash prizes, but Donna is our biggest winner to date. I’d like to congratulate her and thank her for supporting good causes in the borough.
“I’d also encourage any good causes in the borough who would like to raise some extra funds to think about registering for the lottery. It’s not too late to sign up and join us!”
Bradgate Park Trust is one of around 50 good causes signed up to the lottery. There’s a range of different causes registered including community libraries, sports clubs and community centres.
Local causes are still able to register for the lottery by visiting www.charnwoodlottery.co.uk.
Peter Tyldesley, director of the Bradgate Park Trust, said: “First of all I’d like to thank Donna for choosing to support the trust through the lottery and say huge congratulations on her win.
“There’s no cost to us to be part of the lottery and the money raised is used to help us feed our herd of 600 deer during the winter months. One person supporting the trust by playing the lottery for a year covers the cost of feeding one deer which is £26.”
The top prize in the Charnwood Community Lottery is £25,000.
People can sign up to play the Charnwood Community Lottery by visiting the website www.charnwoodlottery.co.uk.