First monday lottery draw raises £150,000 for five charities

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. First monday lottery draw raises £150,000 for five charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Gaming Research / statistics  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 8 May 2006 | News According to Chariot, “significant levels of player activity… led to a slowing up of the site and a corresponding reduction in sales during the day”. The problems were fixed at 8.30pm yesterday evening, and the draw put back from 8pm to midnight to compensate.Tim Holley, Chairman of Chariot, said: “I would like to apologise to the customers who visted our website on Monday and experienced delays in playing our game before these problems were fixed. I would like to thank them for their patience and look forward to their continued support.”Ticket sales for this first draw “were at the lower end of the Chariot Board’s expectations”, but “they are pleased with the level of registrations in the two weeks since launch.” Britain’s new online lottery, monday, held its first draw last night. Despite some website problems, it raised £150,000 for the first five of 70 charities to benefit.Chariot, the lottery’s operator, said that monday had attracted over 180,000 registered players who had deposited £1.5m, of which a third was played on the first draw. The first five charities to benefit are Shelter, Born Free, The British Heart Foundation, The Royal National Institute for the Deaf and CLIC Sargent. Advertisementlast_img