Roy and Fran's lucky switch to The Health Lottery

Roy Cornelius and his partner Fran Gillespie are over the moon after winning £100,000 on The Health Lottery.

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Roy, a 75 year old Falklands veteran and his partner Fran, a 63 year old health care worker, landed their windfall after matching all five numbers on the main Health Lottery draw

After the price of Lotto increased to £2 a ticket, Roy and Fran decided to spend their weekly lottery allowance solely on The Health Lottery. This meant that when purchasing their tickets, Roy decided to buy five quick picks instead of the usual three. This turned out to be an inspired decision after his fifth ticket turned out to be the winner. 

Speaking about their win, Fran said: 

“We just felt completely numb, only now is it beginning to sink in.” 

Roy explained that when he first realised they had won £100,000 he waited until Fran got home from work until he told her how big their prize was: 

“I told Fran we’d won the lottery, she though I meant £10 or something! I told her when she got home from work and she simply couldn’t believe it.” Although the couple are now £100,000 richer, they have decided to be conservative with their winnings. Fran explained:

“We are not going to rush into anything and will just go with the flow. We are not the sort of people to blow it.”

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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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