The Little John Lottery made history last week when for the first time ever a “Double-Dipper” two-monthly draw was made as an administrative back-log saw both the October and November draws simultaneously undertaken during the Outlaws AGM.
In recent weeks it had been relatively warm at Lenton Lane but as the hard working members assembled for their annual re-election the weather had turned decidedly winter-like with a significant temperature drop in the club house!
However the chilly atmosphere soon began to warm up when the excitement of the double-dip draw became public knowledge and the temperature rose even further when random number generator (or “Robbie” as he is affectionately known) was wheeled from the storage cupboard into the centre of the warmth-seeking huddled masses.
Those lucky enough to be watching events unfold remained enthralled as Robbie immediately set about searching the ether for the first lucky winner.
Once again Robbie did not hang about in his mission to make millions. Indeed, in less time than it takes to say “when we getting those radiators fixed” Robbie magically pulled the October winning ball from his bag to a spontaneous round of applause from the small band of on looking committee members.
Closer inspection revealed the lucky ball was none other than number 11 (eleven) and a quick check down the list revealed that the winner was Kath Radford who can be seen most match days slaving away in the kitchen and is a founder member of the Little John Lottery. Kath pockets a cheque for £105.00 for her good fortune.
The excitement wasn’t over however and in the blink of an eye Robbie spat forth the second lucky winner of the day, this time the winner of the November draw emerged from the ball tunnel. Closer inspection revealed the lucky ball was number 12 (twelve) and a quick check down the list revealed, somewhat incredulously that the winner was Martin Crick, former first team coach and winner of the recent August draw. Martin pockets a cheque for £105.00 for his good fortune.
Club chairman Richard Johnson was quick to congratulate Martin on his win, commenting “Its two wins in three months for Martin, I’m not sure if Martin plays the National Lottery but I suggest he goes out and buys a ticket as he is most definitely on a lucky winning streak and these things come in threes!”
The Outlaws are looking to continue their improvement on and off the field. Indeed plans are already afoot for the new 2019 campaign and funds are needed more than ever. Supporters of the club are urged to sign up and in doing so, continue to grow the game of rugby league in Nottingham