An Epsom mother is planning a holiday to the Canary Islands this summer after wining the top prize of £1,000 in Surrey Air Ambulance’s charity lottery.
Katharine Johnston, of Moormead Drive, joined the midweek draw after her son was airlifted to hospital by the Air Ambulance in Cornwall.
She forgot about her £8-a-month subscription until her she received a call to say she had won the jackpot in last Wednesday’s draw.
She said: “I wasn’t aware until I signed up to the lottery that the Air Ambulance is almost entirely self-funded. I’m very impressed by what they do, having had first-hand experience.
“When my son had his accident it took the helicopter about 10 minutes to get to hospital but it took his girlfriend more than an hour to drive there.”
Surrey 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. To join, call 01622 833808.