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Second lottery win for lucky grandmother

A grandmother is celebrating after winning the lottery for the second time this year.  
Maureen Bater - with cheque 1 - website size

Maureen Bater, 63, who scooped the first prize of £1,000 on the Saint Francis Hospice Lottery, recently won £10.    

"I couldn't believe it," said Maureen, who has been playing the lottery for four years. 

"I was delighted when I won £10 so I was even more surprised to win again."    

Maureen, from Romford, said she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in 2004 and was fortunate to have survived it.    

"I am one of the lucky ones," she said.   "You never know what way you will end up.    

"I have always known about the hospice and the wonderful work that it does and I think it should be part of everyone's life.    

"A couple of friends have had parents who passed away at the hospice and they received wonderful care and it made their final time as nice as it could be."    

Maureen said her husband Peter was due to retire shortly and she would be putting the money towards a holiday as well as a treat for her two grandchildren.    

David Holmes, Head of Individual Giving at Saint Francis Hospice said: "Thanks to our regular players like Annette 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 in the draw to be made on June 26th of £5,500.  Earlier this year a lucky woman from Brentwood won £24,500 on our rollover! You can sign up to the hospice lottery online at www.sfh.org.uk or call 01708 771433.