THE Made in Bury team was delighted to surprise John Allen with the £2,000 cheque this week.

John works at Bury Council who are no strangers to draw success, having had several previous winners.

Draw organisers recruited the help of Lesley who kindly helped them to surprise John.

They went upstairs to the busy office John was working in and as they surprised him with the cheque,

He said: "I had a premonition I was going to win."

John had only signed up to the draw before Christmas so it goes to show how great the odds are.

He has worked at the Council for six years and is a provider relationship officer, which deals with all the business contracts within adult social care. He is also a Manchester City fan and may use some of the money towards a football trip.

Made in Bury work in close partnership with Bury Council on events such as the Made in Bury Business Awards. Many other council employees are signed up for the draw, which has just 2,400 tickets available.

For more information about the Weekly £2,000 Draw either contact Debi on 0161 447 8814 or e-mail You can also visit online.