Can you imagine the feeling of winning the lottery?
Now, can you imagine the feeling of winning the lottery just two days before Christmas? What a fantastic way to begin the festivities.
Well, this is what happened for not one, but two of our lottery rollover prizes on the Friday before Christmas Day!
Your Hospice Lottery and make a smile lottery are weekly lotteries, both operated by St Helena Hospice. A charity working with other charities to raise vital funds. On Friday 23rd December, the weekly rollover prizes reached a massive £5,000 for Your Hospice Lottery, and a whopping £9,000 for make a smile lottery!
To our absolute astonishment, it was announced that both rollover prizes had been won on the same day. Something that has never happened before in the history of both lotteries.
One of the perks of being in the lottery team is getting to call the winners to let them know they have won. The team were especially eager to spread the good news and festive cheer to the big winners. The £9,000 winner was ecstatic to hear of his big win:
“£9000! Good god woman, have you been drinking?! I loathe Christmas and I have no more than £3 in my account. You’ve made a miserable old sod very happy. I’m quite speechless and I can normally strike a conversation with anyone.”
How remarkable that someone who has as little as £3 in their account is still giving back to charity. What an amazing way to make a huge difference to those who need it most. It is important to remember, that no matter how much we struggle, we always need to do our best to give back.
Charities rely on the support of loyal lottery players to ensure they receive regular funding from monthly direct debits.
The cost of living crisis is leading to more people relying on charity support to survive, however charities also need to manage their own increasing bills due to rising inflation.
Small yet regular donations will allow charities to carry on their essential work locally and nationally.
Playing the lottery is a great way to give back on a regular basis. Not only will you have the warm fuzzy feeling of doing something selfless, but you will also have the chance to win big just like our huge rollover winners.
That could be you!