Thaxted resident scoops superdraw jackpot in Essex Air Ambulance lottery

Janice Flower, Flight for Life Lottery manager, presents Glyn Cockaday with his winning cheque.

Janice Flower, Flight for Life Lottery manager, presents Glyn Cockaday with his winning cheque. - Credit: Archant

A Thaxted resident has won over £3,000 in the superdraw run by the Flight for Life lottery team at Essex Air Ambulance.

Glyn Cockaday, who joined the Flight for Life Lottery in January, was presented with a cheque for £3,310.88 by lottery manager Janice Flower at his home, last week.

Speaking about his win, Mr Cockaday said: “I was stunned when I received the call to tell me I had won the jackpot. I very rarely win anything and so it did come as quite a shock but I feel very lucky to have won.

“I think everybody should support the air ambulance for just a few pounds a week as it is so important. It is not until something has happened to you or a loved one that you realise just how important the service is.

“We have several grand-children and so some of the winnings will be spent on Christmas presents for the family, plus we shall be putting some away for a rainy day.”

Ms Flower said: “We are delighted for Mr Cockaday. Our canvassers are actively promoting the lottery all over the county, so look out for them in your area and if you get a knock at the door please join the Flight for Life Lottery to support your local air ambulance and you could be our next winner.

“Playing the Flight for Life Lottery is one of the best ways to support the charity and keeping the air ambulance flying. It is really easy to join and by helping save somebody’s life, you could change your own.

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“On behalf of the team, I would like to thank all of our current lottery members for their continued support; we can’t fly without you.”

Weekly Draw: Top prize of £1,000 plus 13 further prizes. Just £1 gives you a chance to win! You can buy as many chances as you like every week. Join now and receive your unique lottery membership number.

Superdraw: Jackpot continues to rollover and reach £25,000 where a winner is guaranteed. Members of the Weekly Draw are invited to join for an additional £1 per week. You will be allocated with your combination of four lucky numbers between 1 and 45, which are entered into the draw each week. Where there is no winner the jackpot will continue to roll over.

To join, visit or call the Flight for Life Lottery Team on 0845 2417 688.