The October draw of the Little John lottery took place at the White Hart in Nottingham, just ahead of the Outlaws monthly committee meeting.
Whilst the busy, hard-working committee members paused for a well-earned break, the random number generator (or “Robbie” as he is affectionately known) was wheeled out of his mobile storage unit and dusted down ahead of the big draw.
Those lucky enough to be watching events unfold remained enthralled as Robbie immediately set about searching the ether for the lucky winner.
Indeed, in less time than it takes to say “its only 48 sleeps to Christmas” Robbie magically pulled the winning ball from his bag to a spontaneous round of applause from the small band of excited spectators and interested onlookers.
Closer inspection revealed the lucky ball was none other than number 10 (ten) and a quick check down the list revealed that the winner was John Strachan, keen supporter and one of the many Strachan family members that support the clubs lottery. John pockets a cheque for £107.50 for his good fortune
Club chairman Richard Johnson was quick to congratulate John on his win, commenting “I am especially pleased to hear about John’s good fortune. All of the Strachans are great supporters of the club, on and off the field, and I am sure that John will be treating all of the family with his winnings”
The Outlaws are looking to continue their improvement on and off the field and the club already planning for the 2018 campaign. With this in mind funds are needed more than ever and supporters of the club are urged to sign up and in doing so, continue to grow the game of rugby league in Nottingham.