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How does £25,000 sound?

New Veggie Lotto

5 April 2017 

Veggie lotto

How does £25,000 sound? Whether it means jetting off somewhere warm, buying a new electric car or throwing the biggest party ever for family and friends - it can be music to your ears.

The Vegetarian Society are delighted to announce the UK’s first Veggie Lotto – a new weekly lottery supporting vegetarian and vegan interests, and giving players the chance to win £25,000! The first draw takes place on Saturday May 13,  so head to to find out more details and to buy tickets.

Lynne Elliot, Chief Executive, the Vegetarian Society said: “Playing the Veggie Lotto is fun, simple and all profits from Veggie Lotto raise funds for the Vegetarian Society. That means 50p from every ticket is used to help people understand how eating better for life can make a big difference for the planet, animals and health. 

You  will be helping us to train more caterers to serve great vegetarian and vegan food and allow us to offer community groups, vulnerable adults and young people more free courses. You'll be making shopping easier with more products carrying the Vegetarian Society Approved trademarks, and bringing veggie and vegan food into more communities, schools and social centres every National Vegetarian Week. If you sign up early, before the first draw is made, there is also a ‘bolt-on’ prize of 5 x £25 M&S vouchers to be won. Visit the website now for all the details and good luck!”

Veggie Lotto is the UK’s first and only vegetarian and vegan lottery. Tickets are £1 each and the minimum amount players can buy is a one month book, which will give five weeks play. Players could win £25,000 or one of seven guaranteed cash prizes and can choose their own numbers or pick a lucky dip. To find out more or to take part go to or call 0300 30 20 111. 

The Vegetarian Society is a charity that is passionate about veggie food and wants everyone to know how varied and delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes are! Enjoying and maintaining a veggie lifestyle can be easy.

Love cooking? Well get some flour on your apron at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School, which offers a fun, hands-on and informative experience in a friendly atmosphere. Get messy, get creative, and eat well for life! The Vegetarian Society Cookery School is all about getting people in the kitchen for fun, hands-on, informative cookery experiences in a friendly atmosphere. As well as teaching home-cooks and professionals, the cookery school also offers free courses to community groups and service users.

The Vegetarian Society Approved trademarks, which can be found on products and restaurant menus, makes finding veggie and vegan meals and ingredients easier. Other aspects of the work of the Vegetarian Society include creating campaigns; providing advice and support to individuals, groups and organisations; running National Vegetarian Week; supporting the thousands of Vegetarian Society members and supporters, and much more!

Notes to editors

  • For Veggie Lotto images please contact Su on 0161 925 2000
  • A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or slaughter by-products. Visit the website for lots more information
  • Veggie Lotto is a weekly, on-line lottery licenced by Trafford Council. It is open to all UK residents aged 16 and over.
  • There are measures to protect children and vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling. The Vegetarian Society is also a member of the Lotteries Council and through them contributes to the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), the leading charity in the UK committed to minimising gambling-related harm.


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