Thousands of people have been buying tickets for the new Health Lottery drawn live on national TV.
The response from the public has been overwhelming. Many are angling for the top prize of a heart bypass operation while others have their sights set on other prizes such as a kidney transplant, removal of an in growing toe nail or treatment for piles.
Additionally, there are thousands of smaller attractions to be won, ranging from an outpatients appointment for a health problem of your choice, a GP appointment every week for a year and thousands of leaflets on sexually transmitted diseases.
Ant and Dec, who will present the Health Lottery on Saturday night TV, said ‘there are some fantastic prizes to be won and you never know when you might need your appendix removing do you?