Powys umpire runs the line, then scoops £10,000 lotto win
THEY say playing the lottery is a waste of money and the odds are stacked against you – but try telling Nick Davies.
The Newtown football official headed the line at Rhayader Town’s Weirglodd on Tuesday night (8 March) in the Emrys Morgan Cup semi-final between Tywyn Bryncrug and Hay St Marys. Ceredigion side Tywyn won the tense game 2-1 after extra time thanks to Tom Allen-Davies’ dramatic winner in the extra period. However, as their supporters partied, the loudest cheers of the evening were bound to come from the referee’s dressing room when Mr Davies discovered he had won the host club’s lotto competition – taking home a staggering sum of £10,000.
“The winner came tonight, bought two tickets and walked away with £10,000,” Rhayader Town Football Club said on their Facebook page, posting a photo with the winner beaming after the game.
“It’s as simple as that, buy a ticket locally or online at clubforce.com to participate. The jackpot next week will be £7,100. Good luck.”
There had been some excitement before the club announced the winner, due to the game going into extra time. The club said in previous posts: “We have a lotto winner. The name will be announced at 9.15pm when we have finished counting local tickets.” The club later added: “Unfortunately the game has been extended, we want to take a photo with the winner, so please stick with us for around 30 minutes and the winner will be revealed.”