First Geordie Jackpot Winner!
NE1 has found their first ever Geordie Jackpot winner!
Sharon Armstrong, 40, from Wallsend was named the first Geordie Jackpot winner after the inaugral lottery draw on Saturday 7th October. She was presented with her winnings in style arriving at Newcastle's Castle in a Rolls-Royce before being given her £1,000 cheque by North East athletic legend and Olympic gold medalist, Jonathan Edwards.
NE1 broke the news to the winner on Saturday in a telephone call shortly after the first draw at 8pm.
Sharon, orginally from Sunniside, has lived in Wallsend for the past 17 years and works at Voyage Care in Wallsend, a residential home for people with acquired brain injuries.
Sharon was given the full VIP treatment when accepting her prize presented by Jonathan Edwards and NE1 Cheif Executive, Sean Bullick. To mark the special event, Sharon was chauffer-driven to the castle in a Rolls-Royce, provided by The Vermont, and was also presented with a bottle of champagne and a meal for two.
Sharon said, "I have never won anything before so it was such a lovely surprise and doubly special to know that I'm the first ever winner. I bought my Geordie Jackpot ticket after hearing about the lottery through NE1's email updates. Knowing that it was a charitable lottery and that the money raised would benefit the city and disadvantaged kids meant that I was happy to sign up and support it on a weekly basis."
She admits that she's not yet sure how she'll spend her winnings; "It is my partner's birthday at the end of this month so I might treat us both to a night away, a really nice meal or use it to pay for a Christmas to remember."
There were two local winners for the Geordie Jackpot's inaugral draw - as well as Sharon, the winner of the first bolt on prize was someone who bought their ticket in the west end of the city. The second winner lands a VIP mini cruise to Amsterdam and has been notified by email but has yet to respond to collect their prize.
Sean Bullick, Cheif Executive at NE1, said, "The reponse from the general public has been phenomenal - Geordies are really showing their pride for the city and playing their part in how Newcastle develops in the future."
It could be you claiming your prize next week!
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning £1000 every week and the £25,000 jackpot is play the Geordie Jackpot online at www.geordiejackpot.co.uk before midnight on Friday prior to the draw each Saturday.