Dorset Council is considering introducing a community lottery – and wants to know what people think about it.

It is proposed that a ticket will cost £1 with 60p going to local causes. Players will be able to nominate good causes they wish to support when buying their ticket. Of this 60p – 50p would go to the local cause and 10p will go towards a community grant. The remaining 40p would go to administration costs.

Players would get a chance to win prizes of up to £25,000. Every ticket purchased has a 1 in 50 chance of winning and winners will be given the option to reinvest their winnings to their nominated charity or community group. Tickets will be available to purchase online for a weekly draw.

Before a final decision is made the council want to hear from local voluntary and community organisations, partners and local residents for their views on the scheme.

To share your views on the idea of a local community lottery visit