Channel Islands Christmas Lottery winning numbers revealed

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More than £1m was given to charities across the Channel Islands from the 2014 draw

The top prize of £1,161,750 in the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery has been won by ticket number 2569802.

The annual charity lottery jackpot rises in line with ticket sales, with last year's jackpot the highest ever at £1.22m.

Ticket number 682089 won the £100,000 second prize and number 710133 the £25,000 third prize. The winnings have to be claimed within 12 months.

Run since 1975, money from the draw has been donated to charity since 1986.

The proceeds are split between Jersey and Guernsey based on the proportion of ticket sales, with the division usually about 60% for Jersey and 40% for Guernsey.

This is distributed by the charity associations in Guernsey and Jersey.

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Every £2 ticket also has a scratch card element with prizes of up to £5,000

This year more than £650,000 was shared by 33 groups or projects in Jersey and more than £390,000 supported 57 organisations or programs in Guernsey.

Malcolm Woodhams, vice-chairman of the Association of Guernsey Charities, said any organisation that might need funding for a local service or project over the coming year may be eligible for a grant.

Groups can apply via the associations' websites.

Last year's jackpot was won by a syndicate of caretakers and kitchen staff at Acorn House, Guernsey, while an anonymous winner claimed the prize in Jersey in 2013.

In the draw there were also 10 prizes of £1,000 with the numbers posted on the States of Jersey website.

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