From rescuing injured wildlife to improving health outcomes in remote communities, the first quarter of 2023 has been big here at The Lott, and even bigger for some of our community partners.

In the lead-upto one of the biggest markets in Darwin, Mindil Beach Sunset Market, we announced our support for the eighth year.

Our support helps with running costs, ensuring money goes back to the community.

The market contributes more than $15 million to the Northern Territory economy, provides employment to thousands of locals and is a platform for local businesses to attract more customers.

Then on World Wildlife Day in March, we announced a $100,000 donation from The Lott by NSW Lotteries to WIRES–Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation.

They’ve been rescuing and caring for sick, injured and orphaned native animals for more than 35 years!

The funds will go towards the rescue and rehabilitation of koalas –which were recently declared endangered across most of the east coast.

Specifically, it will help build a new koala rehabilitation facility in South-West Sydney. The facility will give more sick, injured, and orphaned koalas the opportunity to receive best-practice care.

To close out the first three months of 2023, we were proud to announce a $100,000 donation to Starlight Healthier Futures Initiativefrom The Lott by Tatts NT unclaimed prize money.

Partnering with health professionals, Starlight Healthier Futures Initiative boosts participation in health care by bringing Captain Starlight to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to provide positive distraction.

By engaging with kids through fun and play, the program enhances the visiting health clinic experience and community engagement in the healthcare system.

The program has already made aa significant difference and we hope this extra funding widens its positive impact.

We can’t wait to provide you with another update soon! Stay tuned.