A BRAND new lottery with a weekly jackpot of £25,000 will be available for residents in an Oxfordshire district to play online.

Local charities and good causes in the Vale of White Horse will soon be able to get a funding boost from a community lottery set to be launched by the district council this summer.

The White Horse Community Lottery will allow players to choose which local charity their money benefits.

Similar community lotteries elsewhere raise tens of thousands of pounds for good causes every year.

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The draw will take place every Saturday, with a jackpot going to anybody who matches a sequence of six numbers.

The weekly jackpot is £25,000, and other prizes are £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.

Residents can get involved by buying tickets which will cost £1 per week with 60p going towards the player’s chosen local good cause.

Of the remaining money, 20p will go into the central community fund, 17p towards the administration of the lottery, and 3p on VAT.

Vale councillor Margaret Crick said: "It has been a tough year for many charities and community groups, and so we are pleased to do what we can to give them a bit of a boost."