Prize winner Howard Miller, credit - Notts County FC

A Notts County supporter who won the club’s Lifeline Annual Draw last week has donated half his winnings back to the club.

Howard Miller won £10,000 when his name was drawn out on Saturday, 28 October by chairman Alan Hardy, but has chosen to donate £5,000.

The 57-year-old told the club website he was pleased with his winnings, and hopes the club will put the donation towards a good cause.

“I was shocked and delighted to win and I’d love the club to use the money for something that will benefit them.

“I’ve been a member of Lifeline – a Nottingham drug and alcohol addiction charity – since the 1980s and have always felt it is important to to make contributions to the club – and you stand a chance of winning a handsome sum too.”

Mr Miller has been living in Horsham in West Sussex for 25 years after moving from his home in Nottingham, but hasn’t stopped supporting the Magpies and attends matches whenever he can.

“I make it to away games more often than home ones now, but my son Joe has grown up supporting Notts despite living hundreds of miles away and he gets to plenty of matches.

“I’ll spend the rest of the money I won on enjoying my retirement and helping my kids as they start their careers in London.”