The air ambulance on a deployment to Uckfield. (file photograph)

Lottery winner from the Uckfield area

A person in the Uckfield area has won more than £17,000.

Paul Watson reports:

The winner scooped £17,472.24 with lucky numbers 12, 29, 32 and 33 in a Superdraw held by the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.

The air ambulance service in Kent, Surrey and Sussex costs around £6.5 million annually to stay airborne.

Receiving no funding from the National Lottery, the charity relies almost entirely upon the generosity of the public to support the two helicopters based at Marden in Kent and Redhill in Surrey.

Each helicopter callout costs about £2,500

Learn more about the air ambulance and its lotteries

*The air ambulance was called to the Uckfield area at 11pm on New Year’s Eve and supported South East Coast Ambulance Service in treating a patient who had fallen.

The person wss taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, by road.

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