Great-grandfather celebrates £100k health lottery win

Health Lottery winner Dennis Sadler with his wife Dianne.

Health Lottery winner Dennis Sadler with his wife Dianne.

First published in News

A GREAT-grandfather found his luck was in after scooping £100,000 on the Health Lottery.

Dennis Sadler, of Hampton, near Evesham, was blown away when he found he had won the top prize in The Health Lottery with a ticket he bought from his local post office.

It was an extra special win for the 67-year-old, who has been married to Dianne, 67, for 48 years, as the numbers that won the top prize were personal to him.

“The numbers were the birthdays for all of us, me, Dianne, our two daughters, and also I have number 11 in everything I do," he said.

“When the numbers came up I was excited. I’m not a very excitable person, but I knew the top prize was £100,000. You’re a bit stunned at first, “I thought: ‘I’m the only person in Great Britain who could have had these numbers!’ You know, having personal numbers – I was born lucky."

Mr Sadler said the family have already planned how they will spend the money.

"We will be going on holiday now," he said. "Both our girls have bought a BMW each, that’s already out the money, like. We also needed a new conservatory, so it’s just about come at the right time.”

The Health Lottery helps raise money for local health charities and projects and has already helped to raise more than £782,000 for projects in Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire through Community Interest Company HealthThrive.

Mimi Turner, Director of Marketing at The Health Lottery, said: “I am so happy for Dennis and his family, this is what The Health Lottery is about, stories like this. A really lovely man and how the win will help his family.

"Every Health Lottery ticket sold helps raise money for local good causes, so local charities like Action for Elders, Dementia UK, The Royal Voluntary Service in Worcestershire and Warwickshire have been winners too.“

Local organisations who have benefitted from monies raised by HealthThrive include Scope, Canley Food Project, and Youth Sport Trust.

To find out more information about funding in Worcestershire please visit: http://www.healththrivecic.org.uk

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