Lifelong Rovers supporter Mark Walsh couldn’t believe his luck when he won more than £500 on the Rovers Return lottery.
Season ticket holder Mark, who now resides in Fleetwood, watches his hometown team religiously home and away, and he knows exactly how he is going to put his winnings to good use.
“I have put the cheque in the bank and I am planning to use it to help fund watching Blackburn Rovers away from home,” admitted Mark.
“I went to Portsmouth last Tuesday and it can be a costly hobby for football supporters watching their team all over the country so it will help pay for all the remaining away games this season.”
Mark has been a Rovers supporter since a young age, following in his father’s footsteps and even though he now lives nearly an hour away from Ewood Park, he never misses a home match!
However, the Rovers Return lottery is something relatively new for Mark and he feels for just £1, it is worth entering as it does not only benefit supporters, but it helps support the football club too.
The Rovers Return draw is all in aid of a good cause, with Blackburn Rovers Community Trust currently managing the sales process in order to try and raise funds for the club's Academy.
Mark continued: “The new promotion with the golden ticket is brilliant and this is the first time I have won the Rovers Return draw.
“I was thrilled when I heard my numbers read out and I remember stood on the concourse with a huge smile on my face.
“I think Rovers Return is great for fans to get involved in and in the grand scheme of things, it is benefiting both the supporters and the football club, so it is a win-win situation.”
Rovers Return will be available to enter for all supporters on Monday night for our local derby against Bury, 7.45pm kick-off. It costs only £1 to enter, and you’ll be in with a chance to win a mixture of cash prizes, hospitality places and signed merchandise.