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Third time lucky for former hospice worker

A grandfather was £1,000 richer after winning the jackpot on the Saint Francis Hospice lottery.
Len Lewis with cheque resized (cropped)
This is the third time lucky Len Lewis's numbers have come up, although this is his biggest win to date.

"I play the lottery because the hospice is a great cause and it does brilliant work for the patients," said Len, (pictured) who lives in Hornchurch with his wife Joy.

Len, 76, who worked as a security porter at the hospice for 10 years, has won £10 twice over the years. 

Len Lewis without cheque resized
"I really enjoyed my time at the hospice," said Len. "I got to meet lots of people and I used to get on so well with all the staff."

Joy, who previously worked as a warden for sheltered housing units run by Havering Council, also said she had visited the charity in Havering-atte-Bower and was impressed with its beautiful grounds and the equipment it provided to patients.

David Holmes, Head of Individual Giving at Saint Francis Hospice said: "It is thanks to our regular players like Len 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 £6,500 in the draw to be made on Friday, October 30. 

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."