Marie, from Didsbury, will treat her son to a new Playstation and can also afford to buy her brother’s car from her winnings.
Marie did not hesitate to join the lottery 18 months ago, especially after the way her late grandmother was cared for by St Ann’s.
The hospice took very good care of my grandma and that personal connection means it's more about giving something back as a charitable donation for me rather than winning. I've never won anything substantial before and was overwhelmed when I learned I'd won. The phone call to tell me came out of the blue when I was on holiday in Cyprus. I couldn't believe it at first and wanted to cry when I realised it was true. It certainly makes Christmas a bit easier financially. Marie
We’re so pleased that Marie is so happy with her win. She is one of 16,800 players in the St Ann's lottery which started in 1994, making it one of the oldest in the country. It will soon have generated £25m in proceeds towards patient care. The St Ann’s Local Lottery is one of the easiest ways people can show their support for our patients, with the added bonus that they might win a very special prize. Supporters can simply sign up online or pop into one of the hospice’s 10 shops around Greater Manchester to buy their weekly £2 ticket. It really is an easy way to support the hospice, and with lots of prizes to be won, there’s even more chance of winning. Trudi Ogden, Lottery Manager
Tickets are £2 weekly and most players pay by a monthly direct debit of £8.68.
There is a £2,000 weekly jackpot, plus other cash prizes and a £1,000 rollover which had not been won for 10 weeks until Marie struck lucky.
Nearly all the £2 entry goes directly towards patient care. The proceeds of £30,000 a week cover the cost of a day and a half’s care at St Ann’s.