Reading, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 27, 2011 -- After almost a year of the rollover prize going unclaimed, the Berks Hospice Lottery's largest ever prize was won this week by Tina Millard, a very happy local hospice lottery player who is now £5000 better off.
Tilehurst based Tina Millard is celebrating after scooping the £5000 rollover jackpot in last week's Berkshire Hospice Lottery (BHL) draw.
The biggest prize since the lottery began in September 2009, was the second time Tina had won a BHL prize, in January 2010 she won £20. Prior to this, the largest amount won was £2,900, which was scooped by Reading resident Natalie Allen in July 2010.
Tina has been an active supporter of the Charity since 2008 when her mother-in-law, Margaret Millard, was treated at Duchess of Kent House before she died. Tina has been involved in raising money through fundraising events such as football matches at Reading Town FC.
Tina received the call informing her of her winnings on Friday, 15 July, which would have been Margaret's 73rd birthday. She said 'This was a great piece of news on what is usually a difficult day. I play the lottery as a way to give a regularly donation to the Charity, and winning this huge prize has been a wonderful surprise and a lovely way to remember Margaret.'
George Solly, Director of Fundraising at Duchess of Kent House Charity said 'The lottery is a different way for us to fundraise. Giving local people the chance to win something enables us to give something back for all their support. For the Charity the Berkshire Hospice Lottery is a win/win activity. The Berks Hospice Lottery not only helps raise funds for a great cause, but it is a fun activity where players also have a chance of winning a large cash prize.'
Profits from the lottery go directly towards funding hospice services in the west and central Berkshire region covering Reading, Wokingham and Newbury.
Further information can be found at http://www.hospicelottery.com or enquiries to 0118 939 4889.
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About the Duchess of Kent House
Full service Specialist Palliative Care hospice serving the populations of Newbury, Reading and Wokingham and surrounding districts with 15 in-patients beds, day therapy (3 days a week) and out-patient service. This independent charity supports our local hospice by paying for services, staff and equipment that would otherwise not be available to the 500,000 population we serve; also the bereavement service, befriending service, chaplaincy, complementary therapist, psychologists and much more. All this amounts to a fundraising target of over £1200 a day every day of the year. For more details see http://www.dokhc.org.uk
About Berkshire Hospice Lottery
Jointly run by Duchess of Kent House Charity & Wokingham District Cancer Care Trust to raise funds for hospice care in our area and to give local supporters the chance to win up to £1000 a week.
Every week one number is drawn at random and if this number is held by a player then they win the entire rollover prize. If no player has the number then the prize increases by £100 for the next week, to a maximum of £5,000. When it reaches £5,000 then it becomes a guaranteed prize, and numbers will be drawn until a winner is matched. As well as the rollover, there is a top prize of £750 to be won, one prize of £50 and five prizes of £20 all guaranteed to be won each and every week. Visit: http://www.hospicelottery.com