Two win Health Lottery top prize

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Two lucky ticket holders became the first big winners of a new televised lottery last night.

The Health Lottery said two winners scooped the £100,000 top prize after matching five numbers from 50.

The winning tickets were bought in Bangor, Wales, and Carnforth, Lancashire, according to a Health Lottery spokeswoman.

The draw - run by Northern & Shell, which owns Channel 5 and Express newspapers - was set up with an aim of generating up to £50 million a year for health causes.

Twenty pence from tickets, which cost £1, will go towards health-related good causes.

Matching three numbers wins £50 and four numbers £500.

No matter how many people win, everyone will get the advertised prize, the Health Lottery said.