Fredrik Semb Berge on the ball. (Morten Tollefsen/odd.no)
Norway's record lottery winner has splashed some of his prize money on a 25 per cent share of a footballer so that his struggling local club can hold on to the defender.
Yngvar Borgesen, who recently won more than 102m Norwegian crowns (£11.5m) on the Eurojackpot lottery, put up 2.5m crowns (£282,000) so that Odd Grenland could keep their promising defender Fredrik Semb Berge, according to the newspaper Verdens Gang.
"I sat and thought about what I could do locally, and the answer was Odd. They have a good profile and mean a lot for the local community," Borgesen told the newspaper.
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