Matt Crampton has won the major $10,000 prize in the Cootamundra Rugby League Football Club’s chopper drop.
His mum, Robyn Crampton, assists in the Bulldogs canteen and couldn’t wait to call her son with the news.
She reported he was stumped for words as the news sunk in.
His cousin Todd Cowled was at the Bulldogs game and was thrilled by the win.
Matt is regularly in town to attend Bulldogs games and plays in the annual Coota Beach Volleyball Carnival.
The chopper drop concept was new to the football club.
Up to 1500 tickets were sold with a major prize given to the ball which landed nearest a flag planted on Les Boyd Oval and 10 minor prizes of $100 each given out.
Minor prizes went to Brett Cummins, Abbey Platt, Coralee Tamarapa, Jamie Cullen, Pete Kelleher, Danny Bryant x 3, Marg and John Connell and Michael Jeffery.
Co-organiser of the event Dave Harris confirmed the success of the venture meant the club would do it again, possibly next year.
“It attracted a lot of interest from people outside the footy club which was positive,” Mr Harris said.
The drop took place before the first grade game with the winners announced at halftime on what was a successful day for the club with the staging of an Old Boys function and 2007 reserve grade premiership reunion as well as the chopper drop.