This is a comparison of different lotteries you can take part in to support Spaceship Earth.
Reading Community Lottery
Playing the lottery
Reading Community Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in the area of Reading. All good causes supported by the lottery will benefit the area of Reading and its residents.
Play the lottery, support the area of Reading - it’s that simple!
Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000! That’s a better chance of winning than the National Lottery or the Health Lottery!
Each ticket will consist of 6 numbers and each number will be between 0 and 9. There will be a draw every Saturday night when a 6 digit winning combination will be picked. Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last 2-6 numbers from the winning combination. Match all 6 and you win the JACKPOT!
Your local good causes
The lottery and its prizes are our way of putting the fun in fundraising. The real winners are the good causes. From every £1 ticket sold 60p will go to good causes in the area of Reading! To put this in perspective when you play the National Lottery 25% goes to good causes – we’ve more than DOUBLED the ticket percentage that goes to good causes.
Even better, you can choose which good cause gets 50p of the 60p (the remaining 10p will be distributed to other good causes).
Good luck and have fun!
We hope you'll join us in making the area of Reading even better and have some fun along the way!
A full list of prizes below:
Spaceship Earth provides a much loved and valued service for the community.
We need your help so we can continue to offer and even expand our service!
The purpose of the Science Center is to teach different logical fallacy and cognitive bias once a week and show a video to encourage people to feel inspired about science:
A cognitive bias is when someone makes a bad choice that they think is a good choice.
A fallacy is a misleading argument that might sound true and may even be based on truth, but is in fact false.
Science is awe-inspiring and we want to share that passion with the public. Often people can find science to be daunting and complicated. We are here to help break the complexities presented in the media and provide an easy way to understand how cool science is.
We want to provide the public with the skills to understand the world around them as there is growing concern over the lack of scientific literacy causing people to harm themselves or others. There is a strong need to counter fake news and false information being spread on social media and other platforms. False information that is being spread is that vaccines are dangerous, that drinking a solution of hydrogen peroxide (bleach) will cure your illness, that you should not seek medical help for when you or your child is unwell but use fake medicines that people sell you for profit. These lies have led to a drastic increase in the number of people being infected with illnesses that had previously been eliminated from the United Kingdom including measles, mumps, rubella and many others. The flu vaccine saves lives yet people are constantly told they will get the flu from the flu vaccine which is not possible.
Help us to provide people with the necessary skills to see when they are being lied to or told false information.
Thank you for your support and good luck!
The GivingLottery was created in 2019 by TheGivingMachine charity to help good causes registered in the UK raise their profile and vital funding to support the amazing work they all do.
We empower local good causes to raise money in a fun and effective way. In a time of shrinking budgets and increased community need, GivingLottery enables people to support the causes they care most about, helping good causes to connect with their supporters via a low-cost support mechanism.
A ticket for the GivingLottery costs £1 per week with 40p going directly to good causes chosen by the player!
GivingLottery is a fun and effective way for your good cause to raise funds. Joining is easy and FREE. Send your supporters to your very own GivingLottery page and collect 40% of all ticket sales made.
All supporters will get the chance to win prizes of up to £25,000 for just £1 per week. Every ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize every week! That’s better than the National Lottery and the Health Lottery. The prize breakdown is the same as above.
People's Postcode Lottery
Postcode Lottery players support a wide range of charities and grassroots good causes.
People's Postcode Lottery is a subscription lottery which raises money for charities. Not only do their players win cash prizes, but good causes also receive essential support. Players sign up with their postcode and pay £10 per month. They are automatically entered into every draw and prizes are announced every day of the month. As 32% of the ticket price goes to charities, our players know that they are helping amazing causes every single day.
Their players, as well as winning cash prizes, are raising amazing amounts of money for charity. So far, they've raised more than £500 Million for good causes. A minimum of 32% of the ticket price goes to charities and good causes.