Press release: Gary Burgess to draw one of the winning numbers at the Million Pound Lottery live draw

Jersey Hospice Care are delighted to announce Gary Burgess as the winner of the ball drawer competition for the Million Pound Lottery. Gary was nominated as a Hospice Hero  by several islanders, for his inspiring media work that has been appreciated by so many during the pandemic and throughout his career. Receiving the most support in a community vote, he will be drawing one of the winning numbers at the Million Pound Lottery live draw on Friday 3rd September.

Journalist and ball drawer competition winner, Gary Burgess

Gary Burgess, said: “In previous years it’s been my privilege to host the coverage of the Jersey Hospice Care Million Pound Lottery Draw live on ITV Channel Television. To be on the other side of the fence getting to draw one of those winning numbers will be such a treat. Thank you to all those who both nominated people for this opportunity and all those who then voted, and to my fellow nominees who were all utterly deserving. I shall be making the draw on all their behalf, and here’s hoping the number that comes out is the one you need!”

Each year, the Million Pound Lottery is highly anticipated in the Jersey events calendar. From the buzz it creates in early May as ticket sales are launched to the excitement ahead of the draw, it brings islanders together. For Hospice, it is also a key event for them to give back to the community which supports them so faithfully every year, with a total of £1,300,000 given back in ten prizes. Building on this community spirit, Hospice launched the ball drawer competition as a way to recognise and celebrate the many heroes we have seen go above and beyond supporting other islanders during the pandemic.

Scott Douglas, Events and Lotteries Officer at Hospice, said: “It has been wonderful hearing about so many truly inspiring people in our community, every nominee really is a Hospice Hero and we want to thank them for all they have done during the pandemic. The live draw is now almost here and we are delighted to welcome and celebrate Gary as a Hospice Hero, where he will be part of changing someone’s life forever.”

The Million Pound Lottery live draw is taking place on Friday 3rd September from 6pm and will be live streamed on ITV Channel TV.

Photo credit: ITV Channel TV