Published on: Monday 07 Mar 2016 at 12:43
Lucky St Clare Lottery player wins £4.2k rollover as sign-ups go online!
A 79 year old Harlow resident has won the St Clare Lottery rollover, bagging herself a cheque for £4,200, after playing the our lottery for over 10 years.
Ms. J, who would like to remain anonymous, started supporting the St Clare lottery after hearing about our valuable work, but said she never imagined she would be the lucky winner.
Speaking to the Caz Lakey, our Lottery Manager, she said, “I pay my pound every week because I know St Clare does such good work in my community, and I thought it was a fun way to support them. I never dreamed I would win a big amount – I never win anything!”
“I have played the lottery for years and am in the draw every single week. I don’t have to worry about missing a week as I pay directly from my bank – it’s a good job I do, or I might not have won the £4,200!”
Ms. J is planning to spend the lucky windfall on a surprise family holiday.
On March 1 we launched an online lottery sign-up facility on our website, making it easier than ever for people to support their local Hospice!
The lottery is an absolutely crucial part of our fundraising endeavours – with loyal lottery members helping to raise over £200,000 every single year. Each of the weekly £1 plays really do add up, with the lottery generating vital income!
Our services for people with life-limiting illnesses are offered free of charge, but cost us £3.7 million a year to run. With limited NHS funding, we need to raise more than £2.4million each year through voluntary donations.
By signing up for the lottery, for just £1 a week, you will be helping St Clare to be there for all those families facing one of life’s hardest journeys.
The St Clare lottery has been running for over 20 years and at the start of 2016 reached a record number of players – with over 8,000 people entering the draw every week. For just £1 entry you could be in with a chance of winning one of 24 cash prizes, including a rollover of up to £10,000.
To sign-up for the St Clare Lottery online, go to: https://stclarehospice.org.uk/play-lottery/play/
For more information about playing the Lottery, email the St Clare Lottery Team at [email protected] or call 01279 773730