Photo: Air Ambulance Pilot, Captain Kevin Goddard
A prison officer is planning to splash out on the holiday of a lifetime after winning almost £9,000 in Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s charity lottery.
Mark Millward, 51, from Middlesex, scooped the jackpot in Wednesday’s Superdraw with lucky numbers 1, 8, 19 and 26.
He signed up to the lottery when a canvasser called at his home in June, 2012, and thought nothing more of his £8-a-month subscription.
His biggest win until last week was £83 in the EuroMillions draw so he was shocked when he received a call telling him he had won £8,891.64 in the Superdraw.
Mark, 51, said: “I’ve been a little bit depressed in the last couple of weeks because I had an accident but this has cheered me up no end and I’m over the moon.
“I’ve just come back from New York so this will go towards next year’s holiday which will probably be Canada. I’ll put the rest in Premium Bonds and buy an Xbox One games console.”
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s Regular Lottery costs just £1 per week and there are 12 winners drawn each week with prizes ranging from £25 to £1,000.
For an extra £1 a week, players can join the Superdraw which has a maximum jackpot of £25,000 – a life-changing amount.
To join the fundraising lottery go to http://www.kssairambulance.org.uk/give/howtojoin or call 01622 833833.