Mega bucks for Buxton FC lottery winner
A lucky Buxton man has scooped a record Â£10,000 jackpot on the Buxton Football Club MegaBucks payout.
Richard Walker is the first person to win £10,000 on the Buxton Football Club lottery.
The lottery is just £2 a week to play with cash prizes guaranteed to be won each week, a quarterly prize of £1,000 and a rollover prize of up to £10,000.
Richard said: “Wow, it was brilliant. I couldn’t believe it, what a shock and an absolutely wonderful feeling.
“We are planning to spend our winnings on some home improvements.”
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Money raised from the MegaBucks draw goes towards improving facilities at the Silverlands club and on its community programmes.
Richard added: “Get your hand in your pockets, you’ve got to be in it to win it and the football club is a great thing for the town,” he said.
Buxton FC chairman David Hopkins said “Taking part in MegaBucks costs just £2 a week and is a great way of supporting your local football club.
“This summer we are planning to change the current grass pitch for an artificial pitch, a decision we didn’t take lightly, but we recognise this is an important step forward for the club as it will increase usage from four to six hours a week to 50 to 60 hours a week.
“Our aim is to engage with people of all ages, boys and girls, men and women of all abilities and get them involved in sport.”
n MegaBucks players must be aged over 16. To join, call Andy on 07817 494310 or pick up a leaflet at The Tarmac Silverlands Stadium.