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St Giles Hospice celebrates 25 years of its lottery & £20 million raised

Melanie May | 11 March 2022 | News

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This year is the 25th anniversary of the St Giles Hospice weekly lottery, which since the first winner was announced on 28 February 1997, has raised £20 million to support the hospice’s care for patients, and their families, who are living with a terminal illness.

With around a third of its funding coming from Government, St Giles Hospice relies upon donations and fundraising to raise the £850,000 it needs each month to fund its care services.

Alison Jerram, Individual Giving Manager at St Giles Hospice, said:

“The whole team at St Giles would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who takes part in our lottery. Our loyal lottery players have made a huge contribution towards funding the care we offer to local families when they need us the most, and it’s always one of the most delightful parts of our job to be able to ring up a lucky winner and make their day.”

For £1, players have a chance to win a weekly jackpot of £1,000 and up to £20,000 in the rollover draw.

Over the past 25 years the St Giles Hospice Lottery has held more than 1,300 draws and sold more than 35 million lottery tickets.

There have been more than 250,000 individual prize winners, including 20 players who have won a larger jackpot since the rollover was introduced in 2017. The most recent lottery rollover winner collected a total of £18,000 in February this year.

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