Two randomly selected tickets in Harrogate and Knaresborough were recipients of £1,000 cash on the Henshaws Lottery.
The Yorkshire charity hold a weekly competition that both provides much-needed regular income for the charity whilst giving local people the chance to win up to £25,000.
And Wendy from Knaresborough and Christine from Harrogate were lucky enough to match five numbers and scoop £1000 before Christmas last year!
Wendy, who has a close connection to the charity, said:
“This news has made my year! I have a close family connection to the cause with a family member who works at the incredible Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough, and am really pleased and proud to support Henshaws.
“What brilliant news to get so close to Christmas. Thank you so much!”
Christine spoke about looking forward to a spending spree after lockdown, but was also happy to help out a local charity:
“I work at a local supermarket and it’s always so lovely to see Henshaws service users come in to do their shopping, always with a smile and a hello.
“It’s wonderful to be able to support a local charity in this way on a regular basis. It will be a treat to spend the money when lockdown eases.”
Like the national lottery, six numbers are randomly drawn each week with prizes as follows:
- For 6 correct digits, you can win an amazing £25,000
- For 5 correct digits, you win £1000
- For 4 digits, you win £25
- For 3 digits, you win 5 extra entries for the next draw
There’s a 1 in 63 chance of winning one of the four cash prizes available, with the charity revealing they get an average of three £25 winners and 29 ‘five extra entries’ winners per week.
However they have had three £1,000 winners in the last three months, with a third winner from York joining Wendy and Christine in receiving £1,000.
From just £1 a week, entrants are entered into a weekly lottery with the chance to win up to £25,000. Every Friday, winners are selected by random and if your numbers match up, you are automatically sent your winnings. Find out more about the Henshaws Lottery online here.