Tuesday, May 20, 2014

National Lottery asks "What's Your National Treasure?"

The UK National Lottery has been making dreams come true since their first drawing on November 19, 1994, and to celebrate their 20th anniversary the lottery has launched a campaign to find the UK's favorite lottery-funded projects to date.

The What’s Your National Treasure? Campaign was launched on Monday, May 19, and the lottery is encouraging everyone to cast their vote and name their favorite national treasure in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Voters have 48 well known places to choose from including Ben Nevis, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and as a thank you for taking the time to vote the lottery is giving voters the chance to win on of five iPad Airs.

The lottery has also put together a list of 20 celebrities who have either served as ambassadors for National Lottery funding or given their support to projects that received funding. The list includes many household names including Esther Rantzen, Stephen Fry, and Sir Anthony Hopkins; and voters will also be given the chance to pick their favorite personality.

The National Lottery hopes the new campaign will help raise awareness of the many ways lottery funding has been put to work since the first tickets went on sale in 1994 and draw attention to the incredible £31 billion that has been invested in all manner of projects across the UK.

Votes can be cast on Facebook.com/LotteryGoodCauses until midnight on May 27. The results will be announced later on in the year.