Nottingham Forest fan Shaun Lander has won the Sky Bet Transfer Fund, winning £5,000 for himself and £250,000 for his club to spend on new players in January.Shaun, 30, from Cornwall, was randomly selected from 70,000 Football League fans who entered the competition.
Forest will be able to spend the Transfer Fund winnings on wages for players coming in on loan or free transfers.
Shaun said: “I’m absolutely delighted. I didn’t think I’d win at all. It’s a fantastic treat to have just before Christmas and I’m so happy I can help the club I love.
“Forest will be able to use the funds on paying for loan players’ wages in January, and I hope whoever they bring in will help our promotion push.”
Shaun was entered into the draw after he linked his Sky Bet account to Nottingham Forest and collected Transfer Fund tokens throughout the season.
He was selected in the final ten in a pre-draw last Thursday before being picked out of the pot by Football League director Richard Bowker CBE at Wembley Stadium.
The event was hosted by Sky Bet Transfer Fund ambassadors Jim White and Natalie Sawyer.
The Transfer Fund reopens again today at www.skybet.com/transferfund, so if you missed out first time, sign up now and you could earn your club £250,000 to spend in the summer and collect £5,000 yourself.