Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Painter rolls in the money with £5,000 lottery win

Photo: Air Ambulance Pilot, Captain Kevin Goddard

A painter and decorator is splashing out on a holiday to the south of France after winning more than £5,000 in Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s lottery.

Andy Cheek, 38, signed up for the lifesaving charity’s Superdraw through a canvasser at his local Morrisons last year.

He thought nothing more of his £8-a-month subscription until he received a call telling him he had won the top prize with lucky numbers 7, 15, 18 and 20 in Wednesday’s draw

The married father-of-two won a grand total of £5,265 and is now planning a week-long trip to Nice with his family.

He said: “We were planning to go anyway but at least now we can have a bit more of a nicer time. We’re stopping in the Champagne region on the way back so we’ll stock up with some bubbly to celebrate.

“I think the most I’ve won before is about £100 on the National Lottery. I was at work when the cheque arrived and I couldn’t believe it so my wife took a picture of it and sent it to me.

“I ride motorbikes and my wife rides horses and you never know when you may need the air ambulance but hopefully not.”

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 lottery go to or call 01622 833833

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