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Mega bucks for Buxton FC lottery winner

Richard Walker and his wife, receiving the winning cheque from Buxton FC Chairman, David Hopkins
Richard Walker and his wife, receiving the winning cheque from Buxton FC Chairman, David Hopkins

A lucky Buxton man has scooped a record £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.”

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.