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Words from Our Winners


Miss A. Stevenson who won £300 on the 22nd of September 2023

"That is fantastic, it was my birthday last week and I found a old birthday card that my father gave me, he was cared for so well by the hospice thats why I have supported you for so many years. I'm sure I will put the money to good use".

Mrs. G. Breen who won £300 on the 1st september 2023 has kindly donated her winnings back to the Hospice 

"I would like to give back the money I won in memory of my dear friend Anna who sadly passed away in July and was cared for and looked after so well by the Hospice staff".

K. Brennan, *Rollover Winner* - £2000 on 18th August 2023 buying the ticket from Dunnes stores last Friday.

" I cant beleive im so happy I have been buying tickets for the Hospice Lottery for years just delighted, I know charities are looking for more donations so I'll be delighted to give some of my winnings back to the hospice its a great local cause".

R. Brady, Dungannon won £300 on the 11th of August 2023

"You feel good supporting a local charity that does so much great work, winning just gives that wee boost and incentive to keep playing - thanks great news to get on a Friday" !

M. McConville, Banbridge won £300 on the 4th August 2023

"Absolutely delighted to win, its fantastic to support a great cause and have the chance to win and get something back"

R. McClure, Dungannon won £200 on 7th July 2023 who purchased his ticket at North Armagh Rally.

"I didn't even think about winning when I bought the ticket, it just goes to show anyone can win."

E. Sloan, Kilkeel won £300 on 7th April 2023

"Goodness Gracious Me! That is a fantastic Easter present, thank you very much."

E. Connolly, Keady won £300 on 24th March 2023

"I was in Mullans Spar in Armagh when I seen the lady selling tickets so I thought I would buy one as my good deed for the day, I never even thought about actually winning."

Mr T. Fearon, Poyntzpass won £300 on 27th January 2023

"I can't believe I have won £300 again! I won £300 back in February 2021. I play the Hospice lottery in memory of my brother, I never expect to win but getting the call on a Friday morning is brilliant! The Hospice is a great cause so I am only too happy to donate monthly to play the lottery, for so little each month it makes a huge difference to the Hospice so I would encourage everyone to register."

C. McParland, Sheeptown £300 on 6th January 2023

"Oh my god I am delighted! I only joined 18months ago and this is my second time winning £300 - thanks to James in Fundraising for telling me about the lottery! I had decided last night to book a night away so the £300 winnings will go towards that."

L. Boyd, Newry won £200 on 11th November 2022

"My dad spent one, peaceful night in Hospice, we were so well supported so I play the lottery to support the Hospice in return. I want to buy a new sofa so my winnings will go towards that."

P. Toal, Newry won £200 on 7th October 2022

"I very seldom win anything, so I am delighted to have won, you've made my day."

C. Marron, Killeavy, won £300 on 23rd September 2022

"Oh my god, stop it! Really? You've made my week!' When asked why she joined the Hospice Lottery Ms Marron said, '"As a family we all joined the Hospice Lottery to support their work after we lost my aunty, Irene Mooney in 2016. Thank you for everything."

C. O'Rourke, Enniskillen won £200 on 16th September 2022

"I came home to a letter from the Hospice, I couldn't believe my luck when I seen I had won £200! I've never won anything in my life until I won £300 in the Hospice lotto in 2020 and now this is my second time winning, I can't believe it. I kept £100 for myself and then I gave each of my 10 grandchildren £10 each to treat themselves. My sister was in the Hospice so I joined in her memory, I am so grateful to the amazing service we received in the hospice and thank you so much for my prizes."

Lisa Walsh, Carrickmacross, won our rollover prize of £1,800 on 16th September 2022

"Norbrook enable us to play the weekly lottery from our pay each month so we don’t have to do anything, I nearly forgot I was being entered so when I got the call to say I had won a prize I couldn’t believe it. When I was told it was £1,800, I was in shock, you never expect to win these things yourself. I have wanted to book a holiday to Italy for a while now so that is what I will do with my winnings."

C. Hughes, Newry, won £200 on 2nd September 2022

"Really? I only left the form in last week! I am absolutely delighted, I hope I have the same luck with the car draw in November. I'm decorating the house so I will spend my winnings on wallpaper"

A. Boyd, Newry, won £300 on 5th August 2022

"Oh my goodness. What fabulous news to get on a Friday morning, I am 95 years young and I will enjoy my winnings, thank you very much"

C. Rush, Dungannon, won £600 on 15th July 2022

"God, I am in a bit of shock, I definitely wasn't expecting this phone call! I just joined the Hospice lottery because I thought it looked like a good charity to support and the lottery seemed an easy way to support. This is my second time winning and I am delighted. Thank you very much"

G.Lynch, Warrenpoint, won £100 on 1st July 2022

"It's really easy to join the Hospice lottery, it only takes a few minutes to support such a great local cause. I donate £4.34 per month to enter the lottery and you really don't notice the money leaving the bank because it is so little but it all adds up for the Hospice. I never expected to win, I only joined to support the work the Hospice does so I really don't know what I will spend my winnings on, I will have to think about that"

Dr Conlon, Banbridge, won £200 on 1st July 2022

"I heard about the Hospice lottery from my mother-in-law so I am delighted I joined back in November, I can't believe I have won a prize already! The Hospice is definitely a great cause to support and the lottery is an easy way to help the hospice regularly plus the winnings will certainly help with the bills!"

A. Hasley, Banbridge, won £100 on 20th May 2022

"I am delighted to be able to contribute to such a fantastic service we have here in Newry and to win £100 is an added bonus. Again thank you for making this wet dull day a bit brighter."

P.Allen, Craigavon, won £200 on 1st April 2022 - this was P. Allens first ever entry! 

"I was on the Hospice website to register to volunteer for the Big Bucket challenge when I seen the lottery and I just thought why would I not join? It's only £1 a week, that's less than a cup of coffee. I have always supported the Hospice, I take part in Trek for Niall and volunteer when I can so this is amazing I have won on my first entry."

R.Knox, Warrenpoint, won £300 on 11th January 2022. 

"That's my third win, if only I was as lucky in the national lottery! I can't tell you why I play the Hospice lottery, I just do it. You never know when someone you know might need the hospice so its good to always support it"

H.Pierson, Gilford, won £100 on 28th January 2022. 

"I enter everything and win nothing but now I have won the hospice lottery twice so I can't say that anymore! I only joined less than 12 months ago because I wanted to support the Hospice so to have won £400 in such a short space of time I can't believe it! I am sure a lot of my family and friends will join now!"

Mrs. C.McParland, Newry, won £300 on 21st January 2022. 

"I joined the Hospice lottery because a friend of mine told me about it, it was so easy to sign up, I done it in only a few minutes online. I am only too happy to help a fantastic local charity and to win is even better!"

Mrs. N. Hyland, Newry, won £200 on 21st January 2022. 

"Wow Happy Friday! I am delighted to win, I have never won anything before! I signed up to the Hospice lottery because I seen it on Facebook and seen other people winning and it is such a fantastic charity to support so I signed up to help the Hospice but I never expected to actually win myself".

Zoe Coulter, Newry, won £1,400 Rollover Prize on 14th January 2022. 

"It is fantastic that Norbrook offer staff the opportunity to enter the Hospice lottery via our wages, I’ve never noticed the small donation coming from my wages each month, but it all adds up for the Hospice. I have heard of so many of my colleagues winning but I never expected to win myself, I just wanted to help a local charity so when I got the call while I am off on maternity leave to say I had won the rollover prize I couldn’t believe it!"

Mrs. F. Egan, Belfast, won our Jackpot Prize of £5,000 on 26th November 2021. 

"I play the Hospice lottery to support their invaluable services. This is my fourth win so I would encourage everyone to join, it only costs £1 per week, that’s less than a cup of tea in restaurant but for such a small donation from each individual it adds up to a lot of much needed money for Southern Area Hospice!"

Mr. J. Fearon, Rostrevor, won £200 on 29th October 2021. 

"I can't believe I have won again! Myself and my wife have won before. I can't support the Hospice enough and the good work that you all do. My reminder letter to tell me to renew my membership only came in the door last week, I am so happy I renewed then and there because now I have won £200 this week!"

Mrs. B. Donnelly, Cookstown, won £300 on 1st October 2021. 

"I can't believe I have won again! That is twice in 2 months, thank you so much!"

Mrs. T. Gillen, Armagh, won £300 on 10th September 2021. 

"I have supported the Hospice regularly since I lost a family member 7 years ago, I want to support the great work that the doctors and nurses do. I saw the Hospice lottery on Facebook and joined online in only a few minutes, it was very very easy to join on the website. I can't believe I have won already. you have made my day!"

Mrs. B. Donnelly, Cookstown, won £300 on 27th August 2021. 

"Oh my goodness, I am a bit lost for words, that is great news! I suppose I play the Hospice lottery because my mother always did so I joined too, it's for a great cause.'

Mrs. McArdle, Katesbridge, won £300 on 9th July and £300 on 20th August 2021. 

"That is fantastic news! I can't believe I have won twice in less than 2 months, I am never normally this lucky! I play the Hospice lottery as a way to regularly support their work, winning is just a bonus.'

Mr. R McGivern, Newry, won £200 on 9th July 2021. 

"That is lovely news! I have been in the Hospice Lottery for years, it is my way of regularly supporting the work done by the Hospice. I always support the best I can, keep up the good work!"

rs. B Mulligan, Newry, has played Southern Area Hospice Lottery since it first launched in 1999 and won £200 on 18th June 2021. 

"What a fantastic phone call to get, I am delighted! I have played the Hospice Lottery since it first started in 1999 and will always continue to support such a great cause. I also collect my loose change in a home collection box for the Hospice, it all adds up."

Mr. John Callaghan, Kilkeel, has played Southern Area Hospice Lottery since it first launched in 1999 and has won 6 times, here is what he said about why he plays. 

"I have played the Hospice lotto since 1999 because it is a great way to support such a great cause, it's not about winning but it certainly does help!"

Mrs. Ann Shields, Mountnorris won £300 on 28th May 2021

"I started supporting the Hospice when I got married 10 years ago when we made a donation to the hospice in lieu of wedding favours. I am delighted to have won £300, it will be easily spent on my 4 kids!"

Ms. Bernie Byrne, Hospice Employee won £100 on 7th May 2021

"From working in Fundraising I get to see the amazing work carried out by my colleagues and I get to meet so many people who have benefited from Southern Area Hospice. I donate just £4.34 a month to play the Hospice lottery, such a small monthly donation goes a long way in helping the Southern Area Hospice continue its work, plus you can win just like me!"

Mr. Evan O’Hare, Warrenpoint won £300 on 9th April 2021

"My dad died in hospice 3 years ago so I play the Hospice lottery in memory of my dad and to support the work done by the hospice."

Ms. L Cummings, Newry won £300 on 12th March 2021

"I have been donating to Southern Area Hospice for many years now, a cause that is very close to my heart, my granny received exceptional care in her final days. I really don’t miss the small amount I pay per month but the difference the Hospice makes for those that are terminally ill and their families is invaluable."

Mr. Fearon, Poyntzpass won £300 on 26th February 2021

"Sadly, 26 years ago I lost my only brother, Dr Joe Fearon at age 35 to liver Cancer. I am well aware of the terrible disease and I have nothing but admiration for the work the Hospice does to help their patients. I donate £1 a week to the Hospice lottery as my way of helping them to help others."

Perpetua Burns, Clough won £300 on 19th February 2021

"I am delighted to win £300, every little helps!"

Mr. P McCreesh, Armagh won £100 on 19th February 2021

"You have made my day!"

Mrs. Patricia Caulfield, Rostrevor won £100 on 12th February 2021

"I joined the lottery in 2018 because I wanted to help the hospice, not to win but now I have won £100 and it is the first prize I have ever won in my life I am delighted! it is fantastic be able to win and support such a good cause."

Mr Peter Finnegan, Banbridge won £200 on 5th February 2021

"What great news to get on a Friday! I have supported the Hospice lottery since 2017 and you should join too!"

Emilia Woskowiak, Norbrook Employee Newry won £300 on 21st January 2021

"I can't believe I have actually won £300, I have never even won a bottle of wine before! Everyone should join the Hospice lottery not only to help such a good charity but you can win just like me!"


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