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2020 Christmas lottery tickets will be £2

Following extensive research in both Bailiwicks, the operators of the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery have agreed to reduce the ticket price in 2020 to £2.

3382 Channel Islanders took part in an independent survey earlier this year, following a fall in sales for the 2019 Christmas Draw. They were asked about various aspects of the lottery, including the ticket price and their own buying habits.

All proceeds from the Christmas Lottery are distributed to local charities. However in recent years, the numbers of tickets sold for the Christmas draw has fallen, which has reduced the amount raised for worthy causes.

In response, the ticket price was increased from £2 to £3 in 2018. This resulted in a lower quantity of tickets bing sold, but overall sales increase and the amount raised for charity increased compared to the previous year. However 2019 saw a further fall in sales, despite the first ever guaranteed £1 million jackpot.

Senior Lottery Officer, Jon Taylor said the survey findings regarding the ticket price were conclusive with 73% of participants supporting a ticket price of £2.

“Islanders felt the £3 ticket price was too high, and that the Christmas game should be capped at £2 a ticket. In addition, instead of starting with a guaranteed £1 million first prize, the top prize will increasing as sales rise, as in previous years,” said Mr Taylor.

“These changes reflect the feedback that we have received from islanders who took part in the survey. We hope that in light of this, and the challenges faced by the community and the charity sector this year, these decision are well received by our players.”

The 2020 Christmas draw launches on October 1 st with a guaranteed first prize of £300,000. That will rise as the number of tickets bought increases, topping the £1 million mark if all 1,500,000 tickets are sold.

The draw will take be live on Thursday 17th December, and will have more than 65 other prizes up for grabs. Those lucky ticketholders will each scoop between £500 and £50,000.

Each ticket also includes an instant win scratch-off game with prizes of between £2 and £5,000. The survey also highlighted the popularity of the instant part of the ticket with 70% of respondents wanting the scratch element of the ticket retained.

“We are confident that reverting back to a £2 ticket will encourage Islanders to buy and in turn help support so many worthy causes throughout the Bailiwick’ said Mr Taylor.

Guernsey Post’s Ciara Devlin, commented “We are delighted to be able introduce a service for syndicates who wish to buy blocks of tickets. For more information or for information on becoming a reseller, please call 01481 733570 or email [email protected]

CI Christmas Lottery tickets are on sale throughout the Channel Islands on Oct 1st.

Following extensive research in both Bailiwicks, the operators of the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery have agreed to reduce the ticket price in 2020 to £2. 3382 Channel Islanders took part in an independent survey earlier this year, following a fall in sales for the 2019 Christmas Draw. They w …

The Christmas Lottery

Brand new for 2020 is the Christmas Lottery, offering a jackpot of ВЈ13.5 million to be won on Christmas day at 7pm GMT. It costs only ВЈ1.50 to enter and has four total levels of prizes, starting for matching just three numbers. Everyone wishes for a white Christmas, but perhaps a green Christmas would be better if you manage to scoop the jackpot?

Results

The Christmas Lottery draw took place at 7pm on Friday 25th December 2020. The results are show below.

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Category Prize Per Winner
Match 6 plus Joker €15,000,000
Match 5 plus Joker €5,000
Match 4 plus Joker €250
Match 3 €5

How to Play the Christmas Lottery

It costs just ВЈ1.50 to enter the Christmas Lottery, and you can do so by following the steps below:

  • Click the button on the Christmas Lottery Banner aboveto get started
  • Choose six numbers from 1 – 50 and one Joker ball from 1 – 5. Don’t worry if you don’t have a set of numbers you want to enter or struggle to choose, as you can click the quick pick option and have a random set of numbers created for you. You can do this as many times as you want until you are happy with your selection
  • Press “Add to Cart” and you will be taken to the checkout page. Here you need to sign in if you have an account, or create one if you don’t already
  • Then you need to pay for your entries. If you already have an account and funds then you can pay straight away and be done. If you don’t have enough funds or have just opened an account then you will need to add sufficient funds to pay for your entires. There are a variety of payment options available
  • Now you’re all set! Come back here or head over to Christmaslottery.net on 25th December to see the results and to check if you have won a prize

Odds and Prizes

The top prize for the Christmas Lottery is a jackpot of £13.5 million, larger than most jackpots you can play for in the UK and all over the world. The jackpot is only available in this draw and won’t rollover or increase, and won’t be drawn again until next Christmas, meaning you only have one shot at it for this year! There are four total prize levels, shown in the table below alongside the odds of winning:

Match Prize Odds of Winning
6 + Joker Ball ВЈ13.5 million 1 in 79,453,500
5 + Joker Ball ВЈ4,500 1 in 300,960
4 + Joker Ball ВЈ225 1 in 5,599
3 ВЈ4.50 1 in 75

If you win a prize in the Christmas Lottery then it will be paid straight into your online account. If you win the jackpot, a member of the customer service team will get in touch to firstly check a few details with you and then arrange for the amount to be wired directly to your bank account.

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The Christmas Lottery gives you the chance to have an incredible Christmas and win ВЈ13.5 million in the process! Find more info here for the draw on 25th December.