A company run by a Penarth resident – David Ward Walton – is to launch a televised all-Wales national lottery next year.
The firm – a “not-for-profit” Cardiff-based company called Wil Enterprises – is planning to set up the lottery as a means of raise money for “grassroots community causes throughout Wales”.
The company – a CIC – (Community Interest Company) has already secured a licence to operate the lottery and it’s planned that each draw will be broadcast live on S4C – the Welsh Fourth Channel – and also streamed on- line .
David Ward Walton who lives in Plymouth Road, Penarth is a marketing and lotteries expert who was formerly the marketing director for the South African National Lottery. Other directors are Geraint James, David Charles Wall and Tom Parry Davies – who just joined the board this week.
Mr Walton says he is “confident that this lottery will appeal to people in Wales.”
Over the next few months Mr Walton’s firm – Wil Enterprises – will be meeting with Welsh charities and with businesses to discuss “lottery-marketing partnerships”.
The Welsh lottery is set to launch in the first half of 2017.