Four Win Health Lottery Jackpot
Updated: Tuesday 22nd April 2014
Four players won a Health Lottery jackpot on Saturday 29 October, and because Health Lottery prizes have a fixed value no matter how many players win, each of the winners is now £100,000 richer than they were previously. The winning numbers last Saturday were 05, 08, 15, 18 and 30. The Health Lottery has confirmed that two of the winning tickets were purchased online, and the other three were bought in Barnsley, Birkenhead and Inverness. This is obviously a great achievement for the jackpot winners, but it also demonstrates that the Health Lottery is going from strength to strength, which is very good news for charities too.
There were plenty of other winning Health Lottery tickets in addition to the four that won the jackpot itself. No less than 25,000 tickets won second or third-tier prizes of either £500 or £50 each by matching four or three of the main numbers, respectively. As always, the lottery results were broadcast on TV on Saturday night, with the delightfully sunny Melinda Messenger at the helm of proceedings.
The Health Lottery has only been running for a few weeks but already plenty of money has been handed over to a variety of local health causes. There have been 26 beneficiaries to date and they include the Alzheimer’s Society in County Durham, the WRVS on the Scottish Borders and the Medway Carers Centre in Kent.
Money raised by the Health Lottery for charitable purposes is allocated to organisations by the People’s Health Trust, which is itself an independent charity. John Hume, who serves as the Chief Executive of the trust, is rightfully happy with the good work that it has been able to do so soon after the launch of the lottery.
“We are delighted that 26 charitable projects have now received grants benefiting the health of communities in six local society lottery areas,” Mr Hume said. “Local people will shortly be asked their views on how future grant money is spent to improve health and wellbeing in their society lottery area.”
We commend the Health Lottery on its altruistic work and we also congratulate everyone who won a prize in the latest draw. And to those of you who will be participating in the next draw this Saturday, good luck!
Written by Ian Bruce
Published: Tuesday 1st November 2011
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