Cheque for £10,000 presented to winner of St Clare Hospice’s Lottery rollover.
Charity / Thu 8th Jul 2021 at 02:54pm
A CHEQUE for £10,000 has been presented to the winner of St Clare Hospice’s Lottery rollover.
The jackpot was scooped by a player from Sawbridgeworth who won the top prize on Friday 11th June 2021.
The rollover prize, which hadn’t been won for 50 weeks, had grown to the maximum of £10,000 before it was won by the lucky supporter, Derek Owen.
The last rollover jackpot the St Clare Hospice Lottery awarded was for £10,000 which was won back in July 2020.
The St Clare Hospice Lottery has been running for over 20 years and currently has around 15,000 weekly entries, which last year generated more than £500,000 in profit for the Hastingwood-based hospice.
Commenting on his lucky win, Derek said: “I didn’t believe them when the Hospice rang to say I had won the Rollover of £10,000 – I thought it was a prank call! We’ve been playing the St Clare Hospice Lottery since it started over 20 years ago, and I never expected to win. I never win anything!”
“My wife, Pauline’s, father was cared for at the Hospice back in 1994 and we just saw playing the Lottery as a good way to support the charity for the good work it does. I would encourage others to join the St Clare Hospice Lottery so that even more local families can be supported by the Hospice.”
St Clare Hospice Lottery Manager, Paula Fogg, said: “We are delighted that the rollover has been won, after 50 weeks of waiting! It had reached a nail-biting stage in St Clare Hospice Lottery HQ as we waited to see whose lucky number would be drawn – so it’s great to have finally found a winner. The rollover will now begin accumulating again, but players always have the chance to win a guaranteed prize of £1,000 every single week. You can play our lottery for as little as £4.34 per month, and you will be contributing to a massive £450,000 which we raise in profit for the hospice charity every year. It really is a win-win! Playing our lottery is a fun way to support your local hospice, and makes a real difference to the lives of people in your community.”
If you would like to find out more about playing the St Clare Hospice Lottery, or sign up yourself, please visit their website at:stclarehospice.org.uk/play-lottery. Alternatively, please contact the St Clare Hospice Lottery team on 01279 773755 or email [email protected]