Sunderland mum celebrates £100,000 lottery win

Newspaper proprietor Richard Desmond launched The Health Lottery, which is hoped to raise an estimated �50million for charitable health projects across the UK.

Newspaper proprietor Richard Desmond launched The Health Lottery, which is hoped to raise an estimated �50million for charitable health projects across the UK.

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A MUM from Sunderland who scooped the £100,000 jackpot in a new national lottery plans on dishing out her winnings to her children.

The winner, who wants to remain anonymous, decided to give the Health Lottery a gamble when she popped into her local newsagents.

The 55-year-old, who has never won a penny on the lottery before, randomly selected the winning numbers but failed to tune into Saturday’s prize draw.

It was not until her husband brought home the paper announcing the winning numbers that she realised she was one of three winners who scooped £100,000 each.

She said she plans on sharing her winnings with her family, as well as using it on her house.

“I plan to firstly pay off my mortgage with the money, then give the rest to my kids,” she said.

And the kind-hearted winner will also be giving some cash to the Make A Wish Foundation, which supports young people aged three to 17 who are battling terminal illnesses.

This weekend’s Health Lottery was the second draw since it was launched earlier this month. As well as the Sunderland winner, a player from Worthing and Pudsey also won £100,000.

The Health Lottery aims to raise cash for good causes within the health industry. It is run on behalf of 51 society lotteries across the UK.