Captain Manchester stands in front of the tombola drum and Forever Manchester backdrop to announce the winners

On Friday 15th December the draw for Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola Draw, took place. This month it was our Christmas special and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone that entered.

An impressive 663 tickets were sold raising an amazing £3,500 for Forever Manchester to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.

We are also delighted to announce that since the Tombola began in February 2017 we have raised a magnificent £175,085

Grand Prize Winner of £2,000

Daisy Whitehouse

Our Golden Ticket winner is still to be announced!

On Boxing Day we will draw a Golden Ticket worth an additional £500. We will announce the winner here on our website.

We used the following website to generate the name of the winner –

They say: “Our random name picker first assigns incremental integer IDs to each name you enter, then uses a robust random number generator to produce a number in the range from minimum to maximum. The RNG algorithm is cryptographically safe, results in an unbiased pick, and can be used instead of a coin, dice, or another more primitive randomizing device (which might actually be biased due to imperfect construction).”

“The random selector has been tested statistically through simulations so you can be assured it is doing its job of giving each name an equal chance of being picked on any particular draw from the virtual urn / bag of names.”

The winner will be contacted directly regarding how to claim their prize.

If you are our winner and have not been contacted within 5 days, please email us at

Tickets are now available for the next draw of Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola, taking place on Friday 12th January 2024.

You can buy tickets for the next draw by clicking the red button below or you can set up a monthly direct debit by clicking on the black button.


Date added: Friday 15th December 2023