An online lottery for Corby residents run by the borough council went live on Tuesday ( Mar 28 ).

The chance to buy tickets in the lottery comes ahead of a series of weekly draws -  the first of which will be on Saturday April the 29th.

Some thirty good causes in Corby have been successful in being affiliated to the lottery with players having the chance to nominate a chosen cause. One of them is Corby Radio, who as a community radio station need to provide half of their funding from methods other than advertising.

The top weekly prize from the £1 stake will be £25,000. Corby Borough Council say 60 per cent of what they make will go back to the causes and that no money from the lottery will be used to subsidise other council services - the success of the scheme will be reviewed after a year.

The lottery's website is  corbylottery.co.uk