The idea of a new national lottery which would address
the shortcomings of the existing one was first conceived in 2003 we
called it Chariot, a blend of charity and lottery.
Two years later the company formally launched. Amongst our team are a
number of the key people who launched Camelot. They saw in Chariot an
opportunity to redress the balance by launching a lottery that benefits players
and charities alike.
The final concept is a fairer lottery that both
effectively raises money for charities and offers players better odds and
better prizes for matching fewer numbers. Jackpot winners are guaranteed every
Each week we will feature five charity lotteries giving the player
the choice of how many to play and which ones to choose. Each charity then
receives 30p in every £1 spent on tickets.
That money will go to them
directly within a matter of days: no ifs, no buts.
It will be theirs to do
with as they see fit.
This means up to £150 million each year could
be raised for over 60 different charities, making Chariot one of the largest
charitable fund raisers in the UK.
Well make sure everyone knows how
the charities benefit and what they do with their money.
In the spirit of
doing things differently we will also be regularly introducing new features,
games and ideas to keep our players and charity partners stimulated and
Based primarily on-line, Chariots lottery will launch in the
first half of this year.
To reassure you, the lotteries we promote are
regulated by an independent body licensed by the Gambling Commission.
Furthermore, we have been a member of the Lotteries Council since October 2003.
Welcome Chariot was founded in 2003 to launch, market
and manage monday the Charities Lottery (www.playmonday.com), an online lottery
designed to raise critical funds for 70 leading British charities. In its first
nine months, the monday game raised over £1.65m for the charities. On
18th January 2007, Chariot sold the monday game to NetPlay TV. NetPlay TV now
runs the monday game. We are delighted that we found a partner to ensure the
long term future of this valuable fundraising initiative. Chariot is now an
investment company and remains floated on AIM. Peter Jones, Chairman