Golden Goals

The Golden Goals is an incidental lottery, which takes place at most AFC Wimbledon home matches. It is run for the benefit of the Dons Trust – the not-for-profit society through which AFC Wimbledon supporters own our football club.

Latest news

Prizes for Coventry, Walsall and Sunderland matches (matches 001, 002 and 003) remain unclaimed. If you are holding a Golden Goal ticket from these matches, please see Previous results below as you have a chance of winning the prize.

Latest result

The winning tickets will be listed here after each home match.

Match:  AFC Wimbledon versus Scunthorpe on 15 September 2018

Match number: 004

1st prize (£100): Player 6, Minute 8

2nd prize (£25): Player 6, Minute 32

Deadline for claiming: 7 October 2018

 

How it works

The lottery takes the form of a scratchcard that anyone attending home matches can buy for £1.

On the ticket are two areas for you to scratch off – a player number and a minute number. If both the player number and the minute match the first or second goals in the game (excluding own goals), then you win a prize.

Own goals and nil-nil results have standalone tickets. Only one prize will be awarded if there is a nil-nil result or single goal in the match.

Prizes will be awarded to near-misses (or random draw for nil-nil) after 21 days if the winning ticket(s) are not presented, so hold onto your ticket. The match number in the bottom right hand corner of the ticket will help you remember which match your ticket is from.

To date, Golden Goals has raised over £200,000 for the Dons Trust, and is an enduring and popular part of our fundraising effort. At a time when the Trust is working hard to return AFC Wimbledon to its rightful home in Merton, every ticket sold is making a difference.

The Dons Trust is grateful to EcoGlow Heating & Plumbing for their sponsorship of Golden Goals during the 2018/19 season.

How to claim prizes

The winning goals will be announced over the public address during and at the end of the match, as well as being advertised here.

If you have a winning ticket, please go to the PA box after the match. Alternatively, telephone 020 8547 3528 in office hours or email fundraising@thedonstrust.org no later than 21 days after the match.

Additional rules

The player number corresponds to the order in which players are announced for each side, not shirt number.

Minutes 45 and 90 include stoppage time in the first and second halves. Cup games that are goalless after normal time will be treated as nil-nil results.

The organisers will determine the scorer and minute, and their determination on all matters will be final.

Unclaimed prizes

If prizes remain unclaimed after 21 days, we will invite Golden Goal ticket holders to come forward within a given deadline.

This will be decided as follows:

  • People with tickets within a given number of minutes either side of the winning ticket (regardless of which player number they have) will be invited to send us their ticket, along with their contact details. Say a goal is scored in minute 67 (whether by a player numbered 1 to 11 or a substitute or an own goal), all the people who send in minute 67 would be put into a hat and one picked at random as the prize winner. If no one sends in minute 67, then we would turn to people who have sent in minutes 66 and 68; then 65 and 69; and so on.
  • This procedure is modified for a winning ticket in minutes 1, 2, 89 and 90. Say a goal is scored in minute 89, all the people who send in minute 89 would be put into a hat and one picked at random. If no one sends in minute 89, then we would turn to people who have sent in minutes 88 and 90, then, 87, then 86, and so on.
  • For a nil-nil match, we will do a random draw from 1 – 90 (to determine the notional minute of a goal) and invite ticket holders to come forward, as above.

 

Unclaimed prizes will be donated to the AFC Wimbledon Foundation.

The organisers reserve the right to change the procedures for allocating unclaimed prizes.

Previous results

Unclaimed prizes from previous matches will be listed here.

Match:  AFC Wimbledon versus Sunderland on 25 August 2018

Match number: 003

1st prize (£100): Player 11, Minute 9 (already claimed)

2nd prize (£25): Player 3, Minute 66 (unclaimed)

Deadline for claiming: 16 September 2018

The holder of the ticket for the second prize did not come forward by the deadline. As the second goal was scored in the minute 66, holders of tickets for any scorer between minutes 64 and 68 stand a chance of winning the second prize of £25. Please email fundraising@thedonstrust.org by 13 October if you have one of these tickets. Alternatively, present your ticket at the Dons Trust kiosk or to the Golden Goals organisers at forthcoming home games between now and 13 October. See Unclaimed prizes above for details of how an alternative winner will be selected.


Match:  AFC Wimbledon versus Walsall on 21 August 2018

Match number: 002

1st prize (£100): Player 6, Minute 16 (already claimed)

2nd prize (£25):   Own Goal (unclaimed)

Deadline for claiming: 11 September 2018

The holder of the ticket for the second prize did not come forward by the deadline. As the second goal was scored in the minute 70, holders of tickets for any scorer between minutes 68 and 72 stand a chance of winning the second prize of £25. Please email fundraising@thedonstrust.org by 13 October if you have one of these tickets. Alternatively, present your ticket at the Dons Trust kiosk or to the Golden Goals organisers at forthcoming home games between now and 13 October. See Unclaimed prizes above for details of how an alternative winner will be selected.


Match:  AFC Wimbledon versus Coventry on 11 August 2018

Match number: 001

1st prize (£100): Nil / Nil (unclaimed)

2nd prize (£25): No 2nd prize for this match

Deadline for claiming: 1 September 2018

As no winning ticket was claimed by the deadline, a random draw was made to find an alternative winner (see Unclaimed Prizes above). The minute drawn was minute 1. If you are the holder of a Golden Goals ticket for match 001 showing any minute between minutes 1 and 5, then please email fundraising@thedonstrust.org by 30 September. Alternatively, present your ticket at the Dons Trust kiosk or to the Golden Goals organisers at either the Scunthorpe or Oxford home matches. A winning ticket will then be selected at random, prioritising in turn tickets with minute numbers 1, 2, 3,4 and 5.