Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Jazz fan sings all the way to the bank with lottery win

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.

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