A jazz fan from Gillingham is splashing out on a holiday to New Orleans after winning more than £11,000 in Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s lottery today (Wednesday).
Retired pensions worker Phyllis Crossley signed up for the lifesaving charity’s Superdraw through a canvasser at her local Tesco last year.
She thought nothing more of her £8-a-month subscription until she received a call telling her she had won the top prize in the midweek draw.
The mother-of-two won a grand total of £11,192 with lucky numbers 15,16,27 and 36 and is now planning a trip to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz.
She said: “I’m absolutely shocked, I’ve never won anything of this magnitude before, it’s usually a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine.
“My daughter is a big rugby fan and the air ambulance is often called to rugby injuries so it is a very worthy cause close to our hearts.”
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 http://www.kssairambulance.org.uk/give/howtojoin%20 or call 01622 833833.