Lotto Social’s members have voted to donate more than half of March’s charity funds to Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK.
Launched in 2007, Lotto Social is a hugely popular online lottery service that brings together members into a lottery syndicate. The service aims to simplify the process of playing in syndicates, making the lottery experience socially engaging and allowing members to maximise chances of winning.
As part of the service, every month Lotto Social donates £1,000 to charity. Members are given the opportunity, through an open panel, to select which charity they would like their donation to be directed to that specific month. The two most prominent charities are then pitched against each other and members vote for how the donation should be allocated. Each pledge shifts the percentage of how the £1,000 is to be split between the charities. Lotto Social has been donating for the last 15 months to charitable causes through JustGiving.
JustGiving is the world's most trusted platform for online giving. Its mission is to ensure no great cause goes unfunded. Founded in 2001 and with over twenty-two million subscribers, to date the platform has helped people in 164 countries raise over $4.5 billion for good causes.
In March, Europe’s first dedicated Trigeminal Neuralgia charity, Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK received a 68% share of Lotto Social’s donation.
Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is an extremely severe facial pain that tends to come and go unpredictably in sudden shock-like attacks. Frequency of attacks can vary from a few times a month to several times each day depending on the severity of the condition. Unfortunately, for most sufferers, the condition is progressive and will worsen over time. Although to date there is no guaranteed cure for the condition, there are a number of treatments which can give relief. The association’s aim is to raise awareness of the condition within the medical community and the public at large.
Almira Mohamed, director at Lotto Social said: “Giving back to charity is extremely important to us and central to the ethos of the lottery. We are delighted to be supporting a cause that has such a negative effect on one’s wellbeing. Our members love donating to The National Lottery good causes, and in our experience, having a say in what charities to support beyond that. Lotto Social is delighted to be able to service our members’ ambitions and provide funding to help charities to achieve their goals through our Charity of the Month.”
Adrian Hale, chairman of Trigeminal Neuralgia Association added: “Trigeminal neuralgia is an extremely severe facial pain with no cure. We are a small charity that relies solely on the money from members’ subscriptions and donations, without any NHS or substantial corporate funding as yet. This donation from Lotto Social will therefore help us to continue our valuable work, enabling us to stay in touch with our members to provide the support and information they need. We are really very grateful. Thank you!”
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About Lotto Social
Change the way you play the lottery
Everyone wants to win the lottery. But the way to play hasn’t changed since forever. You buy a ticket; you wait for the draw. Where’s the fun in that? It’s time to shake things up a bit. We’re Lotto Social and we are here to make playing the lottery fun again.
Playing together is better
The more lines you have in a draw, the more chances you have, simple! But syndicates can be complicated and time consuming. Our mission is to make playing together fun. So, we give you all the benefits of playing in a syndicate without the hassle. We look after collecting the money, buying your tickets and distributing the winnings. All within a safe, legally assured framework. You can create your own syndicates with family and friends, or join an existing one, with nothing to worry about except how to spend that jackpot!
It’s not just about winning
The clue is in our name. At Lotto Social we are all about bringing people together. We create spaces for you to chat, join new communities, play games, help charities, win reward points and yes dream. The lottery is no longer a solitary game; it is a social one!
More about us
We’re not new at this, Lotto Social has been shaking up the way we play popular lotteries like EuroMillions and Powerball since 2007. We have grown to become one of the UK’s favourite lottery syndicates, with 60,000 happy members.
Did you know:
- One in five lottery winners play in a syndicate
- 70% of UK adults play the lottery regularly
- Lotto Social is in the top 1% of Just Giving contributors*
- Lotto Social supports the government’s ban on lottery betting services
- With Lotto Social you can play in the biggest lotteries all over the world
- Lotto Social is part of the Hatchster family
*Top contributors vary month on month