A mum is planning a spending “splurge” after winning more than £13,000 in the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s charity lottery.
The woman, from Ifield, who wished to remain anonymous, used family birthdays to selected her numbers – 1, 6, 13 and 15 – which scooped her £13,259.34 in the Superdraw last Wednesday (July 9).
She signed up to the charity’s lottery when a canvasser called at her home in May last year and thought nothing more of her £8-a-month subscription.
She said her biggest win until last week had been £450 on the National Lottery, so she was shocked when she received a call telling her she had won the Superdraw.
She said: “It’s a wonderful surprise because you support these things, you pay the money every month and you forget about it because you don’t ever expect to be a winner.
“When the lady at the air ambulance called to say I’d won she said I’d need a pen to write down how much.
“I thought, if it’s £200 I don’t need to write it down but when she said £13,259.34, I was shocked. I’m planning to give some of it to my sons and splurge the rest of it on myself.”
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s charity lottery costs £1 per week or £2 to be included in the Superdraw.
To join, go to www.kssairambulance.org.uk/Lottery/join_lottery