THE Somerset West Community Lottery has enjoyed its best sales month since it began in July 2017.

This means a total of £4,636.80 will be on its way to good causes following the January record, an increase of nearly a £1,000 on the previous month’s total. 

Everyone who bought a ticket in January was also entered in a special draw for a bonus prize of two tickets on the West Somerset Railway’s Dunster Castle Express. The prize sponsored by the heritage railway was won by Carolyn Watson who will be able to redeem the tickets at any time until October.

The lottery is a joint initiative between Taunton Deane Borough and West Somerset councils. Players have a 50 to one chance of winning a prize, which range from the £25,000 jackpot to three extra tickets. From each £1 ticket, 60p goes to local good causes, 20 per cent goes to the prize fund and the balance meets running costs and VAT.

To buy tickets or register as a good cause visit