Henry and Val win £10,000 with Quick Pick

Well played, Henry on turning a tenner into £10,000 with Quick Pick!

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Health Lottery winner Henry Gordon and his wife Val, both 69 from Stamford, Lincolnshire, won big the very first time they played... and they've had three more little wins since!

Henry had been thinking about ditching his usual lottery provider for a while, but that Saturday he resolved he was over it! 

Val, 69, nodded in agreement. 

“We’ve been playing for years,” she sighed. “And we’ve got nothing to show for it.”

It was Saturday morning, and they were just about to do the weekly shop in their local Sainsbury’s in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

Then, as Henry passed the counter which sold lottery tickets, he spotted an ad for The Health Lottery. 

“Now that might be worth a try,” he said to Val.

Val shrugged and said, “Give it a go!” Henry queued up, handed over a £10 note and got ten Quick Pick draws. 

The next morning, the couple woke up at 6am to the sound of whining – their black Labrador pup, Molly. No chance of a lie-in for them! 

"I walked into the kitchen and Molly greeted me by wagging her tail in anticipation of walkies. Val handed me a cuppa." Henry recalls.

“Tell you what, love,” I said, having a quick slurp of tea. “I’ll just check my numbers from yesterday before we go.” 

Scrolling down on my phone, I peered at the numbers on the screen.  

That couldn’t be right! “We’ve won!” I said, amazed. 

“You’re joking!” Val said, taking the phone from me. She stared at the numbers too. 

“Goodness, you’re right,” she murmured. “Four numbers and a bonus ball!” 

It turned out we’d won £10,000. There was certainly a spring in my step that morning as I walked Molly! 

Ironically, I’d just invested in a new car two days before our win, so we’ve put most of the money in the bank – our rainy day fund. 

It’s only six weeks since we bagged our big one and we’ve already won again - two £20s and a £50. 

"Maybe it’s not so surprising – you’re 21 times more likely to win on The Health Lottery."

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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