TigersLotto winner Steve Higgins won two places to the annual Players' Player Awards Dinner at Welford Road in our Easter TigersLotto draw.
Steve, who lives in Spain, made the special trip over to Leicester along with his friend Anne Grethe Skikklestadtodegard to watch as George Ford, Ben White and Jonny May picked up the Player’s Player Awards on the evening.
The winners joined 250 guests at the home of Leicester Tigers ahead of the Supporters’ Awards Dinner taking place on May 18 later this month. Tickets are available by clicking here.
Chatting on the evening, Steve said: "I'm very excited because I rarely get the chance to see Tigers play, let alone meet any players, now.
“I’ve been a Leicester Tigers fan for a long time. I lived in Melton Mowbray and joined the Army at 15. My last game before I left was Brive at Cardiff Arms Park in 1997, then I had eight years in America and then moved to Spain.
“When I got the call that I’d won the places - I thought about it and then booked flights and a hotel. Anne is from Norway so she has no background in rugby, her first game was the Newcastle game last season when we lost in the last minute! But being here tonight I think she’s now a Tigers fan.
“It is special to be here, it is something that you just enjoy being around the guys. They’ve had a hard season but they’ve got time to have a chat.”
Congratulations to each of our weekly TigersLotto winners who have each won £100.
Mrs Jan Nicholls, Cambridgeshire
Mr Colin Swinfen, Lutterworth
Mrs Gwyneth Herbert, Leicester
Mrs Sharon Cowdell, Nottingham
Mrs Diane Cook, Gainsborough
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