Amazon Echo winner bowled over by lottery win 
Published 5th May 2020
Two men playing bowls at bowls club
A keen bowls player, who has supporting her local club through the East Herts Community Lottery, has won an Amazon Echo.

Hertford resident Wendy, who has been playing the lottery for a year, won the Echo in a special draw to celebrate its first birthday. All Echo models can answer questions, research the internet, command smart home devices, and stream music.

Half of the £1 ticket price goes to a local charity of your choice and 10p going to the community fund which is used to fund grants to local good causes. People can buy tickets at  Wendy chose to support Hertford Bowls Club. 

Wendy said: “I started to play bowls once a week at Wallfields because the Hertford Bowls Club runs a two-hour session for carers. As I fall into that category I went along and found a very warm welcome and friendly group of people. 

“There was no formality – normal clothing, bowls you can borrow, coffee and tea half way through and as a bonus, the setting is lovely and peaceful. I knew nothing about playing bowls and found it easy to learn. After two years I joined the club and have been playing regularly for a few years.”

Suzanne Rutland-Barsby, executive member for communities said: “Congratulations to Wendy who has found a fun way to support her favourite local good cause and is a winner herself too. 

“Especially in the current pandemic, many good causes are finding new ways to support residents. So please consider buying a ticket if you are able to afford it.”