Lotto winner to put her feet up

By David Newble

Monday, June 9, 2014


Lotto winner to put her feet up

Lottery winner Peggy Samuelson receives her lottery cheque from Ryde Inshore Rescue chairman Ken Matthews, lottery treasurer Andy Cotton and inshore rescue crewman Dave Morey. Picture by Robin Crossley.

A RETIRED couple from St Helens have scooped a £5,000 prize after winning the independent lifeboat lottery.

Peggy Samuelson, 83, and husband Kenneth, 96, of Yar Quay, St Helens, were presented with their winning cheque at a ceremony at Ryde Inshore Rescue’s headquarters at Appley on Sunday.

The Lifeboat Lotto has been running for two years and raises cash for the independent lifeboats at Freshwater, Sandown and Ryde. Peggy said the couple would use some of the money to buy a reclining chair and a tablet.

She said: "It was a great surprise. We had completely forgotten we had entered."



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by IWCP Online

10th June 2014, at 16:32:08

Well spotted keen-eyed readers. Must try harder indeed. Alan Marriott, editor.

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by John Lovell

9th June 2014, at 15:03:59

It really is astounding that people who profess to be journalists can be so careless.
"Must try harder" !!!

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by Don Prescott

9th June 2014, at 08:51:55

"A RETIRED couple from Freshwater"................"Peggy Samuelson, 83, and husband Kenneth, 96, of Yar Quay, St Helens".............

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