BOOKMAKER'S lad Paul Toner and his work mates had 10,000 good reasons to extend their festive celebrations. For Paul, Conor McCann, Declan Heaney and Ryan Hazley scooped the top prize of £10,000 in the County Armagh Golf Club Grand Draw. The four, who all work in Sean Graham's bookies at Lower English Street in Armagh, clubbed together to purchase a £50 ticket for the draw on Boxing Day. And they picked a big winner – with a jackpot of £10,000!
Paul Toner is presented with a prize cheque of £10,000 by County Armagh Golf Club Captain Martin Oliver and Lady Captain Una Cullaine. Paul was one of a consortium of four to share the prize in Club's Grand Draw.
Beamed a delighted Paul: “I was at home when I got a call to say we'd won it. I thought it was a wind up but then the other lads called me too. It's brilliant, fantastic. It's just made Christmas.”
And as for plans to spend their winnings?
“Well for me it means I've a bit more spending money for my trip to Vegas in three weeks,” said Paul. “I'm not quite sure how the others lads are planning to spend theirs.”
The full list of winners in the County Armagh Golf Club Draw are:
1 st £10,000 – Paul Toner, Conor McCann, Declan Heaney, Ryan Hazley.
2 nd 4-Ball to Portugal / Spain – Alec Millar, Fellows Hall Road, Killylea.
3 rd - £2000 or 5 year membership of County Armagh Golf Club – Jeff Burrowes, Primrose Hill, Mound Road, Dromore, County Down.
4 th - £1000 or 2 year membership of County Armagh Golf Club – Martin Morgan, Earls Forth, Moira.
5 th – Set of Taylormade Irons – James Magwood, Mullabrack Road Gilford.
6 th - £500 holiday voucher – Brian McCormack, c/o Armagh City Hotel.
7 th – 43in Smart HD TV – M Gribben, Edward Street, Armagh.
8 th – 1 night B&B and Evening Meal plus golf for 4 at Rosepenna Golf Resort – Bill Domican c/o Charlemont Hotel, Armagh.