Billy was overjoyed to learn the news of his £1000 win with make a smile lottery. When the team called him to share the exciting news he exclaimed:
“It was a nice surprise. I was not playing with the intention of winning, I just wanted to give back to a good cause, as I was in a position to help a little.”
Billy plays make a smile lottery to support Blesma. A national charity dedicated to assisting serving and ex-service men and women who have suffered life-changing limb loss or the loss of use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight.
By playing the lottery to support Blesma, Billy is giving them an income they can depend on. This helps them plan the exceptional support they can provide limbless veterans in the future. So, they are the real winners here.
After having time for the news to settle, we caught up with him to find out what he decided to spend his winnings on.
“We are doing some work on the house so the money went towards that.”
Billy advised anyone who can afford to help to do what they can.
“Depending on the person and their situation. But if they can give a little to help someone else, even if it is only a small amount, do it! Because it all makes a difference!”
£1 may not seem like a lot, but this regular reliable income from people like Billy goes a long way in providing stability for Blesma. To find out how you can play to support your chosen charity click here.