The hospice took very good care of my grandma and that personal connection means it’s more about giving something back as a charitable donation for me rather than winning.
Marie, from Didsbury, will treat her son to a new Playstation and can also afford to buy her brother’s car from her winnings.
She did not hesitate to join the lottery 18 months ago, especially after the way her late grandmother was cared for by St Ann’s.
“I’ve never won anything substantial before and was overwhelmed when I learned I’d won. The phone call to tell me came out of the blue when I was on holiday in Cyprus. I couldn’t believe it at first and wanted to cry when I realised it was true. It certainly makes Christmas a bit easier financially.”