Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Loyal supporter wins charity lottery

A Selsey grandfather-of-three has scooped the top prize of £1,000 in Sussex Air Ambulance’s regular lottery.

Building surveyor Peter Treagust, 64, joined the life-saving charity’s lottery in January, 2007 – six months before the helicopter was first launched.

The grandfather-of-three, of Manor Road, won the jackpot in last Wednesday’s draw and is now planning a family holiday to the Outer Hebrides.

His previous biggest wins were £150 on the National Lottery and £500 on the football pools 30 years ago.

He said: “I was rather surprised because I saw it as just a donation. In my job I’m a regular car driver and I see accidents up and down the country.

“The Air Ambulance is often called to road traffic collisions and it’s a fantastic service. It’s life-saving.”

Sussex Air Ambulance’s regular lottery costs just £1 a week with 12 weekly winners of amounts ranging from £25 to £1,000.

The charity also has a Superdraw, which costs an additional £1 a week, and the maximum jackpot is £25,000 – a life-changing amount.

There was no winner in last week’s Superdraw which rolled over to £10,497. To join, call 01622 833808.

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