ONE LUCKY lady from Pembroke received a call from Ty Hafan’s director of fundraising and marketing to tell her she had won the maximum £12,000 in Ty Hafan’s Crackerjackpot lottery rollover.

Joan Merrett ,from Newport in Pembrokeshire, has been an avid supporter of the family hospice for young lives for many years and has played the lottery since it began back in 1998.

Having never won a prize in her 15 years as a lottery member, Mrs Merrett was very shocked to receive the news that she had won the rollover jackpot.

She said: “I couldn’t quite believe it at first. I’ve never won anything before and it still hasn’t quite sunk in. I’ve always played the lottery to support Ty Hafan but never expected this.”

The Crackerjackpot Lottery makes a significant contribution towards the £3.7 million needed every year to ensure Ty Hafan can continue offering its valuable care and support to the increasing number of families in Wales who so desperately need it.

Mrs Merrett made the trip to Sully to receive her winning cheque and enjoy a tour of the hospice and said: “Ty Hafan is such a marvellous place. It’s been lovely to come and see first-hand the charity I’ve been supporting for all these years. The lottery is such a great way to support Ty Hafan and you never know, you might be a winner too.”

With 81 guaranteed weekly prizes, including a £2,000 top prize plus a rollover jackpot of up to £12,000, becoming a member of the Ty Hafan Crackerjackpot lottery is an excellent way of supporting a charity which makes a huge difference to life-limited children, young people and their families from across Wales.

For more information on how you can join, visit or call 029 2053 2300.