Over £3million Won in First Year of Health Lottery Mega Raffle
The Health Lottery continues to grow in popularity and recently it celebrated the first anniversary of its promotion, the Mega Raffle, which to date has given out nearly £3million to its winners.
Having had its first draw back in 2011, the Health Lottery has gone from strength to strength and recently crowned its 12th monthly £250,000 Mega Raffle winner.
A Year of Success for the Mega Raffle
The lottery, operated by publishing group Northern and Shell, launched the Mega Raffle in August 2018 and since then fully £2.75million has been delved out with winners coming from all parts of Great Britain.
These have included Mick Aston, a 70-year-old from Wakefield in West Yorkshire who became the Health Lottery’s first ever quarter-millionaire last summer. Aston reported being in “total shock” when his win was revealed and a year down the line, the winner says that his luck has still not really sunk in!
Mr Aston unfortunately lost his wife just a few years before his big win and plans to spend his £250,000 windfall on a new accessible home, his new bungalow being the only thing on his wish list. His Mega Raffle success has quite literally changed his life and thankfully he is not the only one the Health Lottery has helped significantly over the years.
Another £250,000 winner was Scottish-based grandfather Grainger Whitson as it seems winners of the prize have been spread pretty evenly throughout the UK, something that reflects fairly on what the Health Lottery stands for with 20% of all ticket sale proceeds dedicated to local health-related causes around the country.
Health Lottery Continues to Positively Affect Lives
The Health Lottery’s Joint Managing Director, Martin Ellice, has been rightly basking in the success of his organisation and moved to publicly offer his warmest congratulations to all winners of the Mega Raffle from the past year.
Ellice has acknowledged that such big wins are changing people’s lives for the better and that the Health Lottery cannot wait to award another cheque to the next big winner.
The Mega Raffle is a side-promotion of the Health Lottery, with every £1 ticket bought for the main draw earning players an automatic entry. £250,000 is won every single month and it has been proven that funds raised by the Health Lottery from its various promotions are both changing and improving lives around the country.
So far over £110million has been raised for good causes across Great Britain and the reputation of this lottery does its bit to offset the overall bad reputation of the gambling industry at present.
With gambling-related complaints at an all-time high and the amount lost by Britain’s gamblers topping £14.5billion a year, the very least we should expect that given this is a population that simply wants to have a bet and will not stop doing so, that at least the activity can lead to some palpable good.
Unlike the National Lottery, despite its own huge growth since 1994, the Health Lottery’s success has been centred around the fact that it presides over five draws a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday meaning smaller yet important wins for players, rather than them aiming for the huge promotion that a single winner receiving millions of pounds provides. Long may this continue.