After launching the Veggie Lotto earlier in May, we had a quick chat with our first big prize winner, Susan Sills, who won a lovely £353.70.
VS: Hello Susan, and congratulations! First thing’s first… How do you feel?
SS: Fantastic. I was really surprised to find out I’d won. I never win anything!
VS: Lovely stuff. So what made you decide to play the Veggie Lotto?
SS: It was a spontaneous decision, to be honest. There were many reasons that it made sense to me – an opportunity to help the Vegetarian Society, a chance to help me - the process was very convenient and all I had to do was press a button!
VS: Well, we’re delighted you decided to sign up too! So what are you planning to do with the winnings?
SS: The first thing will be to paint the garden fence! I’m going on a walking holiday with my girlfriends in a few weeks in Windermere, so this has paid for my hotel! I’m very happy.
VS: That sounds great… so what would you say to those who are considering signing up but haven’t yet purchased tickets?
SS: I know it’s a bit of a cliché, but you’ve got to be in it to win it! I never play the National Lottery or Euromillions myself as I think there’s never a chance of me winning with so many people buying tickets. Playing a lotto with fewer players such as Veggie Lotto definitely feels like you have more of a chance to win. It’s also supporting a cause that’s very close to my heart, and something I can benefit from both ways.
VS: That makes a lot of sense, Susan, thank you for saying so. Finally, is there anything else you’d like to add?
SS: I’d say that if you’re a member of the Vegetarian Society, I can’t believe you wouldn’t be playing! You could even end up winning!
If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning our top guaranteed prize like Susan, make sure you get your tickets for this week’s draw here.
Welcome to the launch of the Vegetarian Society’s Veggie Lotto – the UK’s first and only vegetarian and vegan lottery!
If you haven’t signed up already, be sure to purchase your tickets before the first draw on the 13th May to be in with a chance of winning one of 5 Marks & Spencer vouchers worth £25.
We want you to do more than just sign up though – we want to know what you plan to do if you scoop the jackpot…
Whether it’s fulfilling that wonderful vision of hopping straight on a plane to a deserted beach with a cocktail (or two!) in hand, carrying out some crazy scheme you’ve always dreamed of (building jetpacks or crafting a pizza oven in the garden, anyone?), or just letting loose in the best way, we want to hear it!
As part of our campaign to promote the Veggie Lotto across social media, all of the best suggestions will be featured in some way or other, and if you can be awesome enough to make a little video it might end up in our montage…
At least 50p from every ticket sold will go to help people better understand how what they eat can make a huge difference for the planet, for animals and for a healthy life, so imagine how much good work we can do if we get the word out to as many people as possible, whilst you could also win a whopping £25,000!
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