Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Air ambulance lottery winner

Photo 1: Margaret Denman

Photo 2: Margaret pictured with David Beckham at Harrods in 2013

A retired care home worker from Turners Hill splashed out on her 70th birthday at the weekend after winning the £1,000 jackpot in Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s lottery.

Margaret Denman signed up to the lifesaving charity’s Regular Lottery when a canvasser called at her Turners Hill Park home four years ago.

She thought nothing more of her £4-a-month subscription until she received a call telling her she had landed the top prize in last Wednesday’s draw – just four days before her 70th birthday.

The grandmother-of-four, pictured with David Beckham at Harrods, celebrated her win with a family meal at Peacocks Lodge in Lingfield at the weekend.

She said: “I’ve never won anything before apart from a box of chocolates in a raffle. We’ll certainly have a nice Christmas, better than we were going to have. It’s a great surprise, just before Christmas as well.”

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.

For information on how to join the fundraising lottery go to or call 01622 833833

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