A Walmer grandfather was given a special present on his 73rd birthday when he won the top prize of £1,000 in Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance’s lottery.
Retired butcher Anthony Morris joined the fundraising regular lottery in 2004 when it was first launched and previously won two runner-up prizes of £25.
His lucky numbers came up again in last Wednesday’s midweek draw when the grandfather-of-two also found out he is to be a great, great uncle.
He said: “Both my sons came over and we had a swift half and a takeaway to celebrate. When you get to my age you don’t need to paint the town red.
“I’ve never won anything in my life apart from £25 a couple of times, it’s always the man next door. I didn’t join the lottery to win, just to support the charity, but to win the jackpot is a bonus.”
Kent, Surrey and 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 more than £20,000. To join the lottery, call 01622 833808.