14 December 2017
Leading international lottery betting business, myLotto24, today announced that all bets made on its site on Friday 15th December will be donated to Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity.
The activity comes exactly two weeks after World AIDS Day, when Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle made their first public engagement together, visiting the charity’s World AIDS Day fair in Nottingham.
It also coincides with the UK Government’s Local Charities Day which highlights the work of charities making a remarkable difference in their community, and myLotto24’s UK launch which took place on Monday 11th December.
All money raised on Friday will support the Terrence Higgins Trust’s, whose Work Positive programme helps people living with HIV and who are unemployed into employment, through support, training and work placements. myLotto24 is a proud partner of this programme.
Claire McMaster, Director of Fundraising, Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “With the amazing medical progress made over the last few years, we’re beginning to get closer to ending HIV. But we’re not there yet. More funds are needed to ensure people are getting tested and, if diagnosed with HIV, do so early and can access effective treatment. We must also continue to tackle the huge levels of stigma facing people living with HIV, and support and empower them to live well. That’s why we’re thrilled that myLotto24 has selected us as its launch charity of choice – helping us raise vital funds on our journey to achieve all of these things.”
Lena Patel, Head of Corporate Affairs, myLotto24, said: “Giving back is core to what we do. In the last four years myLotto24 has given close to a million pounds to amazing causes such as SportsAid and the London Community Foundation; helping support the athletes of tomorrow and the communities of today. As we launch in the UK, we’re delighted to give our customers the opportunity to bet for good; a chance to win life-changing sums of money while helping Terrence Higgins Trust continue their amazing work, including getting people living with HIV back into work through its Work Positive initiative.”
myLotto24 caused a stir earlier in the week when their oversized Spanish Matador – dubbed the ’Fatador’ – highjacked a number of tourist sites in London, got stuck in a red telephone box, and tried to board a London tour bus. The stunt marked the company’s UK launch, with Brits now able to bet on the world’s largest lottery – El Gordo, amongst many other international lotteries, to win jackpot-matching prizes.
Visit www.mylotto24.co.uk for more information.
Notes to Editor:
MyLotto24 is licensed in the UK and Ireland and is subject to the highest standards set by the regulators. It is a new lottery betting proposition where you can bet on international lotteries as well as playing a selection of instant win games and scratch cards.
MyLotto24 has over 3 million customers globally. myLotto24 has paid out over £1.1 billion in prizes and holds the sector record for the single largest ever payout of €48 million. Earlier this year it made another life-changing payout of €15 million.
It currently provides betting on the outcome of different international lotteries to UK customers; Irish National Lottery, Cash4Life, EuroJackpot, German Lottery and El Gordo, with the company guaranteeing to match the prize amounts and jackpots on offer in those draws.