THE Blue Brazil Lottery draw took place on Friday supervised by a Cowdenbeath FC Director when the required numbers were 1-4-5-6-8 and 10. The jackpot of £4,400 was not won and so rolls over to become £4,500 this week.

This Friday's draw will once again be supervised by a Cowdenbeath FC Director on Friday.

Due to the impact of the coronavirus measures and the need for social distancing the public draw and the lottery booby prize have been suspended until normal service has been resumed. The jackpot prize will continue as normal.

Said club director John Cameron: "We are sure people can understand why these steps have been necessary and thank-you for continued support of the Club.

"It is a continuing challenge but a good number of our lottery players have urged us to keep the lottery going at this time so they can keep on supporting the club as it faces very real financial challenges in these tough times. We have taken our lead too from other Lotteries including the National Lottery and the Health Lottery which to an extent have the same issues as regards less outlets being available whilst online play is not impacted.

"They both continue to raise monies for good causes and in a much more minor way we believe helping Cowdenbeath FC, especially at this very difficult time to be a reasonably “worthy cause”.

"There probably isn’t a solution for all those who can’t play online but there may well be options that may suit some – e.g. by advising us of the numbers by e-mail and arranging for a bank transfer of the stake money to our Bank lottery account (we can advise details) if say you have phone banking. Alternatively, money could be posted to myself, John Cameron, Cowdenbeath FC Director with responsibility for the weekly lottery to my home address 38 Malleny Avenue, Balerno, Midlothian EH14 7EJ."