£250,000 win for Scottish plumber! Well played, Grainger!

74-year old plumber Grainger Whitson, from Lanarkshire in Scotland, has won £250,000 on The Health Lottery!

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“It really is a fantastic result!” Grainger said.

“I’m a wee bit overawed right now. I’ve been playing The Health Lottery for a few years and have won tens and twenty pounds, but to get something like this is just phenomenal. 

"I’ve been in the plumbing and heating business most of my life, and I’d like to think that now I can take a wee step back. I’ve not had a holiday for three or four years. It would be nice to get that sorted out!”

Grainger believes playing The Health Lottery is “more beneficial to the people” than other lotteries. 

“I think it’s such a great organisation,” he revealed. “I think it will be great if more people went onto it and did the same thing.

”The big win will make a huge difference to Grainger and his family. 

“I have a nice family that I would like to help in many ways,” he said. 

“What a change it can make to everyone’s lives: it’s unbelievable.”

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

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