Pools fan Jonathan Hare is set for a very happy Christmasafter he scooped a £1,000 jackpot on the Club's Goldline Lottery.
The Oxford Road resident was going about his daily business
when he received a telephone call informing him of his windfall win – and headmitted the news nearly caused him to pass out!
“I was just in total shock,” he laughed.
“I was actually out shopping with my mam at the time and I
honestly nearly collapsed there and then in the middle of Billingham towncentre!
“It's just a total surprise but the timing is great and
there'll be some nice presents being bought for a few people this year, that'sfor sure.
“As well as that, we're also doing a bit of decorating in
the house at the moment so it helps with that and gives us a bit more breathingspace over Christmas.”
A station supervisor on the railways, Jonathan has been
playing the Goldline Lottery for almost ten years but admitted he never reallyexpected to win big.
“I have had a few £10 and £20 wins here and there over theyears – but nothing like this!” he revealed.
“To be honest, I play the Goldline because I know the money goes
towards the development of young players at the Club and that's something Iwant to support so I will continue to do so.”