Thanks to amazing lottery players like you, we’re able to deliver life-changing support to stroke survivors and their families, helping to rebuild lives after stroke.
We’ve got some great news to share. Last year, the Weekly Lottery raised just over an amazing £500,000!* This has done so much to help the 1.3 million stroke survivors in the UK, so thank you for your support.
What’s more, we’ve had our first £10,000 rollover winner! Find out how brilliant it feels to win all that cash. Just think, you could soon be following in John’s footsteps as our next lucky winner.
Giving away these great prizes is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for your support. Every time you play, you’re helping us reach more of the people who need us. Thank you and good luck!
*Total before running costs and prize fund are taken out.
Our first £10,000 rollover winner
John and Brenda from Crewe were absolutely delighted to win the first-ever £10,000 rollover prize.
John says, “We couldn’t believe it at first when we got the call to say we’d won £10,000 in the Stroke Association Weekly Lottery. We like to help others when we can but we’re limited in what we can do – so we play the lottery as it helps stroke survivors and it’s only £1 a week.”
He continues, “This win will make all the difference to us. We’re both in our mid-eighties and money is a bit tight. We’re going to celebrate with all the family – it will be a double celebration, as we’ll have been married for sixty years!"
The rollover is guaranteed to be won when it reaches £10,000. You can check how much it’s worth right now!
"Stroke isn't going to hold me back"
Mum of two, Stevie, was just 36 when she had a haemorrhagic stroke. Stevie says, “It was the most devastating thing that ever happened to me. The Stroke Association told me about their local groups, where I met up with other survivors. I also called their Helpline just to offload. I don’t know how I would have coped without the Stroke Association. They were so supportive.”
Thanks to physiotherapy, speech therapy and determination, Stevie now walks independently and her speech has improved.
She says, “I wanted to give back to the Stroke Association. So I took part in Walk Your Marathon – a fundraising event where you walk 26 miles in your own time. The day I completed it was the proudest day of my life. Stroke isn’t going to hold me back. I feel like I’ve been given a second chance at life.” Find out more if you'd like to take part in Walk Your Marathon.
Every time you play the lottery, you’re helping stroke survivors like Stevie. Thank you!
Stevie's journey to hope
Watch Stevie's video to find out more about her moment of hope. Please note that this video discusses suicidal feelings**.
Stevie says, “My life isn’t over. I have so much more to give and so much more to do, and this isn’t going to hold me back. The Stroke Association saved my life. It gave me hope for the future.”
With the right support and a ton of courage and determination, people can rebuild their lives after stroke. Every time you play the lottery, you’re helping stroke survivors like Stevie. Thank you!
**If you would like to speak to someone about the issues raised in these stories, please call our Helpline on 0303 3033 100 or email. Samaritans also provide confidential, emotional support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123, or email Samaritans.
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