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It was a case of lucky 13 for a lottery syndicate from Woburn Court retirement apartments in Poynton. The 26-strong syndicate scooped a £3,000 rollover prize in the East Cheshire Hospice lottery.
Each member received £115 and it is not the first time they have struck lucky. Several years ago they also shared the weekly £1,000 jackpot. Syndicate organiser Carole Clarke said: “We have 13 numbers in the draw and we’re very fortunate to win again. It was a lovely surprise.
Some members of the winning syndicate from Woburn Court receive their cheque from lottery organisers Carol Frain and Celia Stanley.
“The Hospice organisers came in to present our cheque and that also gave us the chance to buy Christmas cards and diaries from them.”
The syndicate was set up by the late Betty Flanagan. Carole, a grandmother of four, said: “Betty was a great supporter of the Hospice and I was happy to take over running the syndicate for a very good cause.
“We see our lottery membership as way of making a donation, so winning was a bonus. One of our residents volunteers there and others have associations with the charity. We like to support them when we can.”
The lottery generates £324,000 a year which funds one day of care each week in the Sunflower Centre. Tickets are £1 with a weekly jackpot of £1,000, plus 22 other cash prizes, including a second prize of £200, which can rollover. Entry at £4.34 a month can be via direct debit, debit card or cheque.
* To join visit eastcheshirehospice.org.uk/support/lottery or call 01625 433477 (Ext 2).Back to all news