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Londoner scoops £25,000 in latest Veterans’ Lottery draw!

November 10 2020

Congratulations to Mark Carter who has just landed £25,000 in the October draw of the Veterans’ Lottery!

The 50-year-old gas engineer from London struck lucky when he collected the £5,000 top prize plus the £20,000 rollover.

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Although not a veteran himself, Mark has seen first-hand some of the issues facing those who leave service. His nephew now suffers with PTSD having served in Afghanistan where he was a passenger in Land Rover explosion that took the life of the driver.

“I joined the Veterans’ Lottery after seeing an advert on Facebook and was touched by the stories I was seeing,” said Mark, who now lives in Norfolk.

“The bravery they showed was humbling and I felt that this was a charity worthy of my support.

“So I paid my £10 –a-month and didn’t think any more about it, other than I was helping.

“I couldn’t believe it when he got the call to say that I’d won £25,000 - I never win anything!”

Having recently bought a cottage, he intends to use the winnings to help with renovations.

“I am proof that anyone can win!” he added.

Picking up £2,000 as the second prize winner was British Army veteran, Stephen Evans.

Stephen, from Pontypridd, South Wales, served for 17 years before retiring in 2002.

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“I honestly thought that it was a joke when I was told I’d won,” he said.

“I’m thrilled and will be putting the money towards a motorhome so I can travel to motocross events with my son, who is a regular competitor.”

A further 10 players each won £100.

*The December draw will see the Veterans’ Lottery jackpot Rollover figure rise to a maximum of £30,000 meaning the most a player can win in a single month will now be £35,000 (first prize plus Rollover pot).

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