We've been creating winners for over 90 years. Read some of our most favourite stories here!
Here at The Football Pools, we just love creating winners! But what's more, we love delivering the good news ourselves and hearing what our winners have to say about their journey! Here are some of our most recent:
I SAID A PRAYER
Mr Hasley & his wife from Slough have been wanting a new kitchen for a while but having finished work in January, it’s been on the back-burner. When we called him to tell him the fantastic news that he’d won £50,533.18 he said ““This is absolutely great. I said a little prayer at the weekend and it worked! I finished work in January so this mean my wife & I can get a new kitchen & I’m going to help my son out.”
An 89 year old lady from Aberdeen was tucking into her dinner one night when she received a “lovely surprise” from us…a phone call to let her know she’d won £36,143.00. She’s been doing the Pools “forever” and was absolutely delighted.
ABSOLUTELY MADE UP!
Mr Murphy from Kirkby in Liverpool was stunned to find out he had won £13,155.90. He was “absolutely made up” and plans to put his winnings towards his mortgage. As a loyal Football Pools player, he recently signed up to play Goal Rush too and hopes he’ll be just as lucky!
NICEST VOICE EVER!
“I think yours is the nicest voice I’ve ever heard” was Mr Finley’s response when Trish from the contact centre called him and told him to expect a cheque for £13,155.90. He lives in Northern Ireland with his wife, family and grandchildren so doesn’t think he’ll see much of his winnings!
A TURNING POINT
It was a dreary November night when Mr Salmon from Cornwall became £65,000 richer. His numbers came out on a mid-week Lucky Clover draw and when we called to congratulate him the following day, he had no idea he was a winner…“£65,000?!! WOW! I don’t check my numbers so this is a complete shock!”
Mr Salmon went on to tell us that he hasn’t had much luck over the past couple of years. After several family bereavements, he became poorly and is currently undergoing treatment. Describing his win as a “turning point,” he said; “I decided to take early retirement after the incidents of the past few years... This will change everything.”
...And he’s got plans to spoil the latest addition to his family…“I’ve got a new baby granddaughter who I haven’t been able to spend much time with due to the treatment I’ve been receiving, but now I’ll be able to spoil her rotten!”
We really hope this windfall paves the way to better days for Mr Salmon!
THERE IS A GOD ABOVE
Mrs Gibbs’ parents played the Pools for years and when her father passed away last year, she took over their numbers. She sounded elated as she told us her story...
“My mum and dad played the Pools for donkey’s years; I took over their numbers when they passed away and both their anniversaries are coming up. I feel sick, faint, shocked – there is a God above!”
She's planning to spend her winnings on some much-need home improvements including a new bathroom suite and patio doors!
YOU'VE GIVEN ME HOPE
We spoke to one lucky player in July of this year who was absolutely delighted to discover his Pools entry had landed him the lovely sum of £24,416.80. His story is one for the books...
“I survived a 60ft fall in work in 2003 but I was left paralysed and my sister cares for me. By the law of averages, I shouldn’t really be here, I shouldn’t be alive but I’ve battled on and I’ve won... this could pay for me to go and have an operation in America and maybe I’ll be able to walk again...”
"I have never won big before,and I like to believe that my dear loved ones are shining down on me from heaven, or that fate has finally acknowledged my desperate wishes to get on my feet again...you have presented me with the hope of possible things to come. Winning the pools is definitely a Big Dream come true,and I will hold my Gratitude to you forever."
Fingers crossed everything works out well for this lovely man!
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