AN AYR man started the New Year richer after he won the top prize in the Ayrshire Hospice Lottery.

Norman MacDonald had a reason to celebrate after he picked up a cheque for £1,500 in the big draw on Friday, December 6.

Norman was presented his winnings by Ron Swanson, assistant fundraising manager at Ayrshire Hospice.

The Hospice Lottery draw operates a weekly draw with a total prize fund of £3,000 ever Friday and it only costs £1 a week to enter.

The funds raised go towards the hospice providing vital end of life care for patients and their families across Ayrshire.

You can join by contacting the Lottery team on 01292 288488 or at