Golden Gamble – our half-time draw at Madejski Stadium – paid out almost £14,000 in prizes last year. And it’s back once again for the 2018-19 campaign… including at today’s pre-season game against Crystal Palace!
Draw tickets are just £1 each, and they go on sale around the ground. And it’s a familiar sight at every game – supporters digging out their numbers to see whether they match up with the ones drawn from the raffle ball at the half-time interval!
There’s plenty of incentive to win, with some serious cash prizes on offer… as well as a runners-up prize of a signed Reading FC football. But every ticket bought also helps to support your community. Half of the money raised by tickets sold goes back to the Reading FC Community Trust, and funds projects run by the charitable arm of our club. That includes educational programmes, soccer schools, disability sessions… and loads more!
At today’s game against the Eagles in RG2, there will only be a limited number of sellers on site. So make sure you grab yours when you get the chance when you see the familiar yellow jackets.
And for those who regularly buy theirs from Beryl on the West Stand… you will have a new seller – after 35 years of the service, she has decided to retire at the age of 80. We thank her for all her support over the years and hope she enjoys her retirement!
For more information about the Golden Gamble and where your money goes – as well as our previous winners in the 2017-18 season – click here.