Thursday, 7 April 2016

Security guard wins £12,000 in air ambulance lottery

Photo: Nigel and Lynne Long

A security guard from Sittingbourne has won more than £12,000 in Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s lottery.

Nigel Long, who works at Sittingbourne Retail Park, signed up to the life-saving charity’s Regular Lottery and Superdraw when a canvasser called at his home last year.

The 61-year-old father-of-three thought nothing more of his £8-a-month subscription until he received a call telling them he had won the top prize in yesterday’s draw.

Nigel won a grand total of £12,015.54 with random lucky numbers 3, 19, 20 and 28 after joining the lottery last June and is now planning a holiday to Canada to see his brother.

He said: “I was very shocked to win, I phoned my wife immediately and she couldn’t believe it. The most I’ve won before was about £70 when the National Lottery started.

“I support the air ambulance because we never know when we may need it in the future. I was at work once when a child got hit by a car on the main road and I helped clear one of the car parks for the helicopter to land.”

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 or call 01622 833833.


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