Monday, 21 March 2016

Lucky number 7 for lottery winner

Photo: Air ambulance Pilot, Captain Kevin Goddard

A retired butcher from Margate has won more than £6,000 just seven months after joining Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s lottery.

Father-of-one Leslie Swan, 88, signed up to the life-saving charity’s Regular Lottery and Superdraw when a canvasser called at his home in August.

He thought nothing more of his £8-a-month subscription until he received a call telling him he had won the jackpot in last week’s draw, with random lucky numbers 11, 14, 17 and 33.

Leslie won a grand total of £6,027.84 and is now planning to spend his winnings on a holiday to Belgium with his wife Winnie.

He said: “I’d forgotten all about the lottery and I’m shocked to have won so much. I’ve only ever won £1,000 in our local football club’s lottery a few years ago.”

Winnie added: “I thought it might be our lucky week because I popped to the shop and my purchases came to £7.77, and seven is my lucky number.”

The couple, who celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last year, are former members of Margate and Cliftonville bowling clubs and Leslie is the third Superdraw winner from East Kent so far this year.

Two weeks ago, retired midwife Ann White from Deal won £5,990 while crane supervisor John Bain, from Dover, won almost £12,000 in February - both of them just six months after signing up.

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. To join the lottery go to www.kssairambulance.org.uk/lottery or call 01622 833833

 

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Early delivery for lottery winning midwife

Photo: Superdraw winner Ann White

A retired midwife from Deal has won almost £6,000 just five months after joining Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s lottery.

Mother-of-two Ann White, 66, signed up to the life-saving charity’s Regular Lottery and Superdraw when a canvasser called at her home in October.

She thought nothing more of her £8-a-month subscription until she received a call telling her she had won the jackpot in last week’s draw, with random lucky numbers 2, 10, 16 and 23.

Ann won a grand total of £5,990 and is now planning to spend her winnings on holidays to Shetland and Northern Ireland.

She said: “I was shocked and lost for words when I found out I’d won because you just don’t expect it. The most I’ve ever won before was £1,000 at bingo a couple of years ago.

“One of the reasons I signed up to the lottery is because my friend’s son was airlifted after a freak accident.

“They rescued him and without the air ambulance he may not have survived. I also used to be a state registered nurse and a midwife so I know about the great work the air ambulance does.”

Last month crane supervisor John Bain, from Dover, won almost £12,000 in the Superdraw just six months after signing up.

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. To join the lottery go to www.kssairambulance.org.uk/lottery or call 01622 833833.