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Lotto Cash for Titanic Collection

Last Updated: Tuesday 30th March 2010, 11:51

A Maritime museum in Hampshire is a little closer to reality today thanks to a £4.6 million lottery grant. Southampton City Council has just accepted the grant from the Heritage Lottery fund to turn a Grade II listed unused magistrates court into the Southampton Sea City Museum, the museum will house the Titanic collection and is due to open in 2012.

Originally the council had planned to sell of artwork to raise £5 million
Of the £15 million needed for a project but after coming under criticism for the plan, dropped that idea. Now the Heritage Lottery Fund has stepped in with £4.6 million to allow Southampton City Council to develop the project.

The museum is due to open in 2012, just in time for the 100th anniversary of the liners first and last voyage from the city. More money is expected to be raised for the project by selling land from around the city and partnerships.

This is just one of the many lottery projects around the UK going ahead at the moment and just one place that money from the sale of lotto tickets is going to improve heritage sites and charities from around the UK.

When you buy lotto tickets, 28p in every pound spent goes towards good causes around the UK, making it clear to everyone what a difference the lottery makes to our heritage sites and local communities.

The next UK Lotto draw is tomorrow evening and the estimated jackpot for that draw is £2.4 million, you can buy lotto tickets online right now for the draw. Good luck!

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