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Two Lotto winners in two weeks

By Staff Reporter

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Paul Wilson with mechanics chairman Dr James Anderson.
Paul Wilson with mechanics chairman Dr James Anderson.

A LOCAL lottery launched in February has had two jackpot winners in as many weeks.

Loyal Forres Mechanics’ fan Paul Wilson was the first club lottery player to scoop the £3000 top prize and his success was quickly followed when Bob MacLeod scooped the next draw of £1000.

Paul (58) said: "I have been a supporter since I was a kid and I was only too glad to get involved in the Cans Fans’ Lotto. I am delighted to be the first jackpot winner but I don’t have any plans for the money yet!"

The Moray Leisure Centre employee added: "I will carry on playing, as ultimately the money will benefit the club and the community. I used to be on the Mechanics committee, and I see the hard work that goes into running Mechanics."

The weekly lottery was set up to enable the committee to make investments in the club and benefit the wider community. Twice-a-year, contributions will be made to local community groups.

Bob MacLeod has played the lotto since it was launched and has supported Mechanics for around 40 years.

He said: "It actually didn’t enter my head that I might win something, I took part as it’s a great way to raise funds for the Club. I'm on holiday with my family and, so far, the money has been spent about six different ways!"

Chairman of the Forres Mechanics committee, James 'Doc' Anderson, is thankful to all supporters and lottery players.

He said: "We thought people would get on board and we have been very pleased with how people have responded to it. The main aim is to make sure the club becomes self-sustaining and viable for the future.

"We want to make Mosset Park more accessible to those who have mobility issues, invest in new floodlights and the changing rooms need upgrading. The list goes on!"

A lottery line costs £2 and if a winner matches all four numbers, they scoop the jackpot of £1000.

In addition to the lottery, prizes of £100, £50, two of £25 will be given out each week as a raffle draw. Each week, the jackpot increases by £100 if the jackpot isn’t won until a maximum of £3000 has been reached, and this prize fund is then drawn as part of the raffle.

People can play online at https://forresmechanics.net/ or directly through club officials.

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