Many charitable organizations have lotteries with which to raise funds. A large number of football clubs in England use lotteries to raise money for their youth training programs or Foundation of Community Trust. In a few cases, the money is used to help managers finance the acquisition of players.
The English Premier League (EPL) is the leading football competition in the world. You might think major clubs do not need additional income next to the huge TV contracts they sign. It is notable that most top clubs do not offer a lottery. The exception to this rule is Arsenal. In partnership with the Lotto Network, it is possible to play the lottery, with twice-weekly drawings on Wednesday and Saturday, part of which proceeds go to the club.
Costs are £1.50 per row, per drawing. 26% goes to the club, i.e. 39 pence. Participants select 6 numbers out of 49 as well as a bonus number (1 out of 10) in order to play. This is often a club legend, and makes the game “personal”. The average size of the jackpot is 7.5 million pounds (almost 10 million euros).
A list of clubs in the Premier League:
Play the Arsenal lotto online.
Charitable organization: The Arsenal Foundation
Play the Aston Villa Lotto
Charitable organization: The Aston Villa Foundation
The Chelsea Foundation Lottery
Charitable organization: Chelsea Foundation
Everton People's lottery (supports local charities)
The Leicester City Foxes Lotto
Play the Foxes lotto online
Charitable organization: LCFC youth training and Community Trust
The Norwich City Canaries Lotto
Play the Norwich City lotto online
Charitable organization: The Norwich City Academy
Southampton Foundation Lotteries
Play the Swans Lotto online
Charitable organization: Swansea Community Trust
Play the Baggies Lotto online
Charitable organization: The Albion Foundation
A number of clubs outside of the Premier League clubs offer a combined lottery on Wednesday and Saturday in partnership with the Lotto.
In these cases, the majority of proceeds go to the youth training programs of participating clubs. In rare cases, a manager is permitted to invest the money in acquisitions through the Manager’s Player Fund.
What is your favourite club? If your club does not have a lottery, you can always win your millions in the EuroJackpot and EuroMillions. If you win the jackpot, you can donate part of your prize to the youth training program of your favourite club!
Keep the ball rolling…