First winner in hospice lottery

Prince of Wales Hospice have launched a new lottery scheme. Michele Jackson, Helen Woolford, Rachel Warburton, Julie Challenger and Tracy Carr from the hospice. (P556E323)
Prince of Wales Hospice have launched a new lottery scheme. Michele Jackson, Helen Woolford, Rachel Warburton, Julie Challenger and Tracy Carr from the hospice. (P556E323)

The first winning ticket in Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice lottery has been drawn.

The Halfpenny Lane hospice launched the Local Hospice Lottery scheme - which offers the chance to win up to £10,000 - last month.

The first draw for the lottery took place this week and the winning number was 018645.

Tom Belt, hospice fundraiser, said: “We now have more than 400 players each week.

“We can’t thank each player enough, they are really making a difference to the care we provide.”

The lottery scheme costs £1 a week and prizes range from £10 to £1,500, the odds of winning are three times better than winning a similar prize in the National Lottery’s Lotto Draw.

Mr Belt said: “Every time you play our lottery you are supporting our patients and their families, as well as having the chance to win £10,000.

“Draws will be taking place each week from now on so make sure you enter for your great chance to win and your great chance to care.”

Winners of the lottery are automatically notified if their numbers are drawn.

If you would like to play the Local Hospice Lottery, you can visit the Hospice’s website www.pwh.org.uk, or call 0845 122 0772.

The hospice costs £2.2m every year to keep open and it relies on charitable donations for most of this.

For more information visit www.pwh.org.uk