TODAY is not called Good Friday for nothing after one lucky Islander scooped £5,000 in the Isle of Wight Lottery Mini Monster Draw.

The draw, made today (March 29), was won by the holder of lucky number 16534.

The Isle of Wight Lottery is the first lottery in England to be developed specifically to create employment opportunities.

Your £1 a week isn’t just a great way of winning prizes — you’re also continuing to support the creation and sustainability of jobs on the Isle of Wight.

Since its launch, the lottery has provided interest-free loans to more than 91 companies, and has created, or sustained, thousands of jobs.

The Isle of Wight Lottery is promoted by The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Opportunity Society Limited, which is operated on a strictly not-for-profit basis.