Sarah celebrates her 50th with a £10,000 win!
Oldham’s Sarah Fry turns 50 this year – and what better present to celebrate your half-century milestone than a big win? She got exactly that, scooping a £10,000 win playing The Health Lottery online!
49-year-old mother and grandmother Sarah was in complete shock when we called her. “I couldn’t quite believe it at first!” she said. “I don’t tend to have much luck with winning anything. I was actually on my lunch break at work, so I shared the news straight away with all my colleagues!”
With partner Darren also reaching that golden birthday this year, Sarah plans to invest her winnings in a top-notch sunny holiday. “This will be my first long-haul holiday,” Sarah told us. “It couldn’t have come at a better time for us! My partner and I both turn the big 5-0 this year, and we’re treating ourselves with a holiday of a lifetime to Mexico. We will certainly be enjoying a margarita or two on The Health Lottery.”
Sarah will also share some of the winnings with her family, including her grandson who turns two this year. Family, it seems, is a key part of why Sarah plays The Health Lottery by direct debit. “I have been playing The Health Lottery once a week since 2017, picking two lines,” she explained.
"My nan had Alzheimer’s, so it is really important for me to support these projects. They are empowering the most vulnerable communities and tackling health inequalities around Great Britain. It is fantastic that I can give back a little to these wonderful projects by simply buying a ticket.”
Martin Ellice, Joint Managing Director at The Health Lottery, said: “We’re thrilled for Sarah, it sounds like her winnings have come at a perfect time. We’d like to offer our warmest congratulations to the Fry family, and hope Sarah and Darren enjoy their holiday.”
To date, The Health Lottery has raised over £112 million for health-related charities across Great Britain. In March 2020, all tickets purchased – including those bought from The Health Lottery site – are raising funds for the North East & Cumbria region.