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Former airline worker scoops £1,000 on hospice lottery

A former airline worker is on top of the world after a £1,000 lottery win.
Jackie Bishop with cheque resized (cropped)
When Jackie Bishop, 61, signed up to the Saint Francis Hospice lottery four years ago she never expected to win, so she could not believe her luck when she won the weekly jackpot.

"It was such a surprise," said Jackie, who retired from Cathay Pacific after 25 years.

"I do not have a connection with Saint Francis Hospice but I think the work that it does is wonderful.

Jackie Bishop without cheque"I signed up to the lottery because I wanted to support the hospice.

"My mum went into a different hospice for a bit of respite and the two weeks she spent there made a world of difference to her. "

Jackie, who lives in Chigwell, is still deciding what to do with her winnings and is determined to put it towards something special.

David Holmes, Head of Individual Giving at Saint Francis Hospice said: "Thanks to our regular players like Jackie that the lottery raises hundreds of thousands of pounds to help fund our nurses and doctors.

Each number in the weekly Saint Francis Hospice lottery costs £1 and you can have up to 20 numbers.

In addition to the guaranteed weekly first prize of £1,000, 10 lucky winners each get £10 and there is a rollover second prize of £2,500 in the draw to be made on July 31st of £2,500.

Earlier this year a lucky woman from Brentwood won £24,500 on our rollover! You can sign up to the hospice lottery here or call 01708 771433."