Hospital worker plans dream trip after lottery win

Debbie Soave won the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance lottery. SUS-161002-164631001
Debbie Soave won the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance lottery. SUS-161002-164631001

A hospital worker from Willingdon will be jetting off on the holiday of a lifetime to New York after winning the £25,000 jackpot in Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance’s lottery.

Eastbourne District General Hospital neurophysiotherapist Debbie Soave joined the life-saving charity’s Superdraw when a canvasser called at her home. She thought nothing more of her £8-a-month subscription until she received a call telling her she had won the top prize, with random lucky numbers 1, 5, 29 and 34.

The mother-of-three is now planning a trip to the Big Apple to celebrate her daughter’s 21st birthday.

She said: “I’ve never won anything before and it couldn’t have come at a better time. We’ve been saying how nice it would be to take my daughter to New York for a few days, and now we can.

“I’ve only been a member of the air ambulance lottery since June and I just saw it as a donation. It’s a lovely sum of money to win and it will allow us to do many things with it. We might even go on a skiing trip as well.”

Debbie has kindly donated some of her winnings back to the air ambulance which relies almost entirely on donations.

To join the lottery go to

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