£25,000 win for retired midwife. Well played, Maureen!

On a snowy morning in Perth, Scotland, retired midwife Maureen Cotterell was left feeling as though Santa had popped by with an early Christmas gift!   She’d won £25,000 on The Health Lottery!

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Maureen delightedly told us: “I have been playing the Health Lottery for years, so this really is a dream come true.  Really, this is the best Christmas present I could ever imagine!  

"We always spend Christmas at home – but this year, we’re going to the local hotel to really celebrate as a family.  The champagne corks will be popping!”

Maureen’s husband, Fred, added: “We’ll definitely be having an amazing Christmas this year.”

Maureen also revealed how much it means to her to see local causes receiving vital support.  

“I’m a big supporter of The Health Lottery,” she said.

“It means a lot to see money going back to charities in Scotland, and I will continue to play.”

The current society benefitting from funds raised is EWA Health CIC T/A HL Wales

The Health Lottery operates on behalf of 6 Community Interest Companies (CICs), managing 6 society lotteries that operate in 12 geographical regions across Great Britain. These exist to help tackle health inequalities in their respective areas. People’s Health Trust (PHT) is an independent charity that assesses grant applications and award funding across the 12 regions. Read about some of the good causes HERE. For information regarding all funded projects or to submit a grant application visit PHT HERE. 20.34% of every lottery draw ticket and online scratchcard purchased is donated to good causes. 36.02% is spent on prizes. 43.64% is spent expenses (actual expenses exceed this figure). Our average annual proceeds from lotteries are £12.5m. The odds of winning The Big Win jackpot are (1 in 2.1m) and the odds of winning any Big Win prize is (1 in 9.7). The odds of winning the All or Nothing jackpot is (1 in 1.35m) and the odds of winning any All or Nothing prize is (1 in 4.5). The odds of winning a QuickWin jackpot is (1 in 2.1m) and the odds of winning any QuickWin prize is (1 in 6). All winning lottery numbers are selected using an approved random number generator (RNG). Click on the links below for full T&Cs and FAQs for each of our games.

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