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A retired couple from Hartley have won more than £6,000 in Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s lottery.
Mr and Mrs Baker signed up to the life-saving charity’s Regular Lottery and Superdraw when a canvasser called at their home five years ago.
They thought nothing more of their £8-a-month subscription until they received a call telling them they had won the top prize in the midweek draw last month (March 23rd).
The couple won a grand total of £6,025.86 with lucky numbers 10, 14, 16 and 19 picked from family birthdays and the day they got married.
Mrs Baker said: “It’s a fantastic amount to win and a really nice surprise. I still can’t get my head round it, the most I’ve ever won before is £100 in a raffle.
“The reason why I signed up to the lottery is because I had a car accident about 10 years ago and the air ambulance was called.”
The couple celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary in September and are planning a joint celebration with their daughter who will be marking her 25th wedding anniversary.
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. There was no winner last week so the jackpot has rolled over until tomorrow and currently stands at £6,025.68.
To join the lottery go to www.kssairambulance.org.uk/lottery or call 01622 833833.