NEW players in the Somerset West Lottery will be in with a chance of winning extra prizes.

Everyone who signs up to purchase one or more tickets for the council-run draw between now and March 21 will be in with the chance to win a Fit Bit and Google Nest Mini bundle.

All tickets bought during this timeframe will be entered into the New Year bonus draw to win one of five bundles thanks to the Somerset West Lottery external management company, Gatherwell.

Every ticket will automatically be entered in to the bonus prize draw on March 21, as well as being in with a chance to win up to £25,000 in the weekly lottery run by Somerset West and Taunton Council.

Further bolt on prize draws are planned for spring, summer and autumn with details to be announced.

The Somerset West Lottery offers registered good causes the opportunity to raise income for their organisation by selling tickets to members of the public.

It gives 50p from every £1 ticket sold to local registered good causes with 10p from every ticket sale going into a community grant fund for which local good causes can apply.

If you know of a good cause wishing to raise funds or would like to buy a ticket contact the Somerset West Lottery on 0300 30 20 666, email or visit

Cllr Chris Booth, executive member for community, said: "The local lottery makes it easier for us all to support charities, the voluntary sector and not-for-profit organisations in the SWT area, and gives organisations the opportunity to promote themselves through ticket sales.

"I hope this bonus draw with these great prizes will encourage more people to buy tickets and help our local communities.”