The April winner in the Quarters Ball Club Draw is Trust member John Palmer, who wins our biggest cash prize so far, of £724.80 when his ball number 40 was the first drawn out of the bag last evening.
When told of his prize, John’s immediate reaction was “That’s brilliant news! Thank you for bringing a smile to my face!”
After the draw was made, we noticed that his postal address was Burton-on-Trent, such a coincidence given where Wycombe play tomorrow. How John describes his home as being near Lichfield, which is some 12 miles from Burton. John has a 200 mile round trip to watch the Chairboys play at home.
John tells us that he’s been following the Chairboys since 1988, when he saw them beat Enfield 3-2 in the Vauxhall Conference on a Tuesday night in November. He was travelling home from a day working in London and was looking for a game to go to watch on the way. He was immediately attracted by the unbelievable Loakes Park slope, the atmosphere and the excitement of the game. When work allowed John was a season ticket holder for several years – and didn’t miss a home or away game in the first two Football League seasons. These days he has to be a bit more selective.
This season, John is Garath McCleary’s home shirt sponsor and he has sponsored other players in previous years, including Steve Brown for a few seasons.
John says he will spend the prize on sponsoring Garath again next season and maybe bidding for a special edition Ukraine shirt. He was at the player sponsors’ dinner last week where the above photo was taken.
if you want to be with a chance of winning a big cash prize like John, then please go to Wycombe Wanderers Trust (square.site) where you can enter from just £2 per month (max £30 per month)
With the blue ball not appearing first, the bonus of £2072.60 will rollover and increase in May when the total prize pot will be getting close to £3000.