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Rainham mum gets cash boost in time for Christmas

17:45 21 November 2012

Janine Burke is celebrating after winning the St Francis Hospice Lottery

Janine Burke is celebrating after winning the St Francis Hospice Lottery

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A Rainham mother had a big smile on her face this week when she found out she had scooped the first prize in the St Francis Hospice Lottery.

Janine Burke from Cherry Tree Lane has become the latest winner of the lottery after entering last month.

Janine said: “I started playing after my dad William was cared for in the hospice during the summer.

“The nurses and doctors were so lovely and when they said they relied on donations to pay for their services my mum and I decided we would sign up for the lottery”.

Janine’s husband Peter jokingly said he was hoping she would spend her winnings on a fishing trip for him and his mates, but with six children ranging from 14 to 27 years old it appears that buying Christmas presents for the family will take priority over the fishing.

The hospice based in Havering-atte-Bower launched its weekly lottery with an aim of raising £1 million for patient care in the first four years.

On Friday December 28, there will be a special draw with three extra prizes; a choice of an iPad3, a 42 inch LG LCD HD TV, or £300 in John Lewis vouchers.

All of these prizes will be in addition to the regular weekly first prize of £1,000, the chance of winning the second prize rollover jackpot (currently £5,500) and ten third prizes of £10.

To join the hospice lottery visit www.sfh.org.uk or call 01708 771433. It costs £1 a week to play and you can pay by direct debit.

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