Extra special £100,000 win for Mr Sadler

67 year old, Dennis Sadler, who lives in Evesham, Worcestershire, was recently blown away when he found out he had won the top prize of £100,000 on The Health Lottery.

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67 year old, Dennis Sadler, who lives in Evesham, Worcestershire, was recently blown away when he found out he had won the top prize of £100,000 on The Health Lottery. 

Dennis said: “I told my wife Dianne but it wasn’t until I looked at my neighbour’s paper the following morning I knew it was perfect. I said to Dianne, ‘Looks like we’ve won £100,000!’”.

It was an extra special win for Dennis, as the numbers that won the top prize were personal to him. He said, “The numbers were the birthdays for all of us: me, Dianne, our two daughters, and also I have number 11 in everything I do. Doesn’t matter if it’s Horse racing, bingo, anything, I always have number 11. It’s my favourite number and has done me proud.

“When the numbers came up I was excited. I’m not a very excitable person, but I knew the top prize was £100,000. You’re a bit stunned at first, “I thought: ‘I’m the only person in Great Britain who could have had these numbers!’ You know, having personal numbers – I was born lucky!” 

The win comes at a great time in his family’s lives, and there’s plenty of ways they are planning on spending the money, Dennis said, “I’m well contented. We will be going on holiday now; both our girls have bought a car each, that’s already out the money, like. We also needed a new conservatory, so it’s just about come at the right time.” 

Dennis said he plays The Health Lottery because it helps local good causes, “I like to support it, it’s only a quid, it’s The Health Lottery, so for someone, somewhere hopefully it’s doing a bit of good. “It’s only a pound, but if everyone put a pound in, it might do someone not as fortunate as myself a bit of good. I never knew I would win £100,000 at the end of the day, but it’s going to be huge! It’s easy to check, 9.55pm Saturday nights, I knew it would come up one day in my mind. So I paid my pound.”

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