It is with a heavy heart, we announce that Éire Lottery is closing! Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on so many charities and in response to this, we began our Lottery journey with the hopes of helping a number of these wonderful charities across Ireland. For various reasons our initiative has not been as successful as was first foreseen, so it is with sadness that we have come to the decision to cease Eire Lottery. It means that our scheduled draw for this Thursday (15th October) will not be going ahead, but be assured that if you have purchased a ticket or have a subscription we will be refunding it over the coming days. All recurring payments for subscriptions have been stopped to avoid further transactions to your card. We are most grateful to you for your amazing support and we to sincerely thank you all! We want to thank our EL team for all their hard work and of course, our beneficiary charities for their continuous support... Threshold Ireland Jack and Jill Children's Foundation Irish Hospice Foundation The Marie Keating Foundation We wish you all well and hope to engage with you again in the future! If you would no longer like to hear from us, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will remove you from our database. PLEASE NOTE: Refunds will be sent back to the original card that payment was taken from. It may take a few days to reach you, depending on your bank.
The North West Hospice was our "Winner's Choice" charity this month and received a €1,000 donation from us after being nominated Jackpot Winner, Christine Loughlin from Dowra, Co. Leitrim. The North West Hospice provides essential specialist care for those living with life-limiting illness in the communities of Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and West Cavan. Their integrated service is provided through in-Patient Unit, Community Palliative Care Team and their Hospital Palliative Care Team. “We are sincerely grateful to Éire Lottery for this kind donation of €1,000 and to Christine for nominating us. North West Hospice need to raise €1.3 million every year to fund our current level of service”, said Bernadatte McGarvey, Head of Communications & Fundraising at North West Hospice speaking from their Sligo office. “Fundraising has been severely affected by Covid-19 so this is much needed in these challenging times. All funds raised and donated to North West Hospice go directly towards providing our essential services”. Éire Lottery is a registered charity lottery fundraising for amazing causes across the country. Our aim is to help as many charities as we can and with operational costs sponsored, all proceeds after prizes go to those in need. The “Winner’s Choice” gives players the unique opportunity to nominate a charity that is local or close to their own heart. If the player wins the Jackpot, their nominated charity benefits from a €1,000 donation directly from us. In Christine’s case, she nominated the North West Hospice to receive the much needed funds. In addition, we have four main beneficiary charities namely Threshold, Marie Keating Foundation, The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation and the Irish Hospice who carry out invaluable work helping those most in need across the country. If you would like to help support these wonderful charities all you have to do is Register here and you will recieve your first ticket FREE! If you would like to buy extra tickets you can do so from just €3 each. You can purchase tickets on a draw-by-draw basis, can select a few months to play or sign up for an annual subscription. It’s up to you!
Meet Christine Loughlin from Co Leitrim. Christine is this month’s Jackpot Winner winning €4,500. Speaking about when she received our phone call she said “Oh I was delighted, thrilled, it was such a nice surprise to get!” Christine’s Nominated Winners Choice Charity was the North West Hospice. NWH provide palliative care services for people with life limiting illnesses where they are residing, be that at home, in a nursing home, hospital or in our hospice. Pictured: Christine, Pat and Family
Such a pleasure to be able to present the Éire Lottery's Winners Choice cheque for €1,000 to Sean Bergin from Barnardos Ireland this morning. Barnados Ireland was nominated as Winner's Choice Charity by Karen Dunne, our Jackpot Winner last week! Barnardos deliver services and work with families, communities, and partners to transform the lives of vulnerable children who are affected by adverse childhood experiences. You can find out more about them here If you would like to help us, help others by donating to charities across the country, click "Register Today" below and register for your FREE ticket. You could win some great cash prizes in our September draw plus you are Playing with Purpose! Plus, with each ticket/s and you purchase thereafter, you can even nominate your own fave charity! Register Today
Meet our first prize winner, Karen Dunne from Co. Kildare. Karen was thrilled to hear she was the very first ever winner of the Eire Lottery draws. She could not believe it! Her winner's choice charity is Barnardos Ireland. Barnardos provide vital assistance towards the education of children and young people in social or economic disadvantage across the country.
The Éire Lottery is a new registered charity initiative that will bring a much needed financial boost to charities who have found their revenue streams devastated by as much as 35% over the past 4 months. It couldn’t be simpler! PLAY: Register online/ Login GIVE: Buy a ticket for only €3 to support brilliant Irish charities WIN: Win up to €25,000 every month With the operational costs sponsored, All of the funds raised by Éire Lottery (after prizes) will be distributed directly to charities across the country. Our main beneficiary charities are Threshold Ireland, The Irish Hospice Foundation, The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation The Marie Keating Foundation Each of these charities have continued to deliver vital front-line services to those most in need over the past 4 months, despite experiencing an enormous loss of income. A unique bonus for consumers, if you win the 1st prize, Éire Lottery ask you pick your own favourite charity & will give another €1,000 directly to that Charity – it’s called the "Winner’s Choice" Charity. Welcoming this new initiative, here is what some of the charities have to say: “This year our biggest fundraising events have been cancelled or face huge uncertainty: Éire Lottery is helping IHF to fundraise in these very tough times, to make a difference for adults, children, and families facing end of life and bereavement.” Helen McVeigh, Irish Hospice Foundation “We are facing a projected shortfall this year of €500,000 due to COVID-19 but we must continue to provide our vital home nursing care for the 340 young children with complex medical conditions under our wing, including end of life support. We are lucky to be a charity partner with Éire Lottery and the monies raised will make a big difference to the families we support. Thank you.” Carmel Doyle, CEO, Jack & Jill “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to cancel all of our fundraising events, which has had a devastating effect on our income. We look forward to working with everyone in the Éire Lottery, and with their help we can continue to provide our vital cancer support services and promote the importance of early detection and prevention of cancer.” Linda Keating, Director of Fundraising, Marie Keating Foundation “So far this year, and as a result of the Covid-19 crisis we have already supported over 5,700 families at risk of losing their home. This is an increase of 30% on 2019. And home has never been so vital as we emerge from the Covid-19 Crisis in Ireland. In this unique emergency, we are delighted and honoured to join Éire Lottery.” John-Mark McCafferty, Chief Executive, Threshold. SO sign up and spread the word! PLAY WITH PURPOSE at EireLottery.ie