06 December 2016, By Mark Reidy
Oz Lotteries Member Wins a Sunshine Coast Home!
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The dream of a lifetime came true for Mr P from Baulkham Hills, NSW when the Surf Life Saving ticket he purchased from Oz Lotteries was picked as the winning ticket in Draw 177!
He is now the proud owner of a $1,003,540 waterfront home on the Sunshine Coast, plus $35,000 in gold bullion!
$5,000 gold bullion is included in the prize to help winners settle into their new home, however Mr P purchased a $30 ticket book, which meant he also qualified for a bonus $30,000 gold bullion! No doubt the extra win will be very helpful in creating his new life, whether it be a boat or car to go with his new home, or help him retire a few years early.
When describing the day he found out his life had changed, Mr P said he was working on a boat with his son-in-law for a planned holiday next year and he heard his home phone ringing. He was so focused on the work at hand, he thought he’d wait to check his messages later in the day. Instead at 10pm…
I decided to check my email and saw a note from Surf Life Saving Lotteries. The email advised I was the winner of Draw 177!
Shocked at the news, he said “tears of joy” started to swell. But it wasn’t until he spoke to an official Surf Life Saving Lotteries representative Saturday morning that the news became real to him and “all my emotions really came out”’ with the confirmation that he was the proud owner of a waterside home.
Oz Lotteries was contacted with the news that our customer was the Draw 177 winner immediately after Surf Life Saving Lotteries made contact with Mr P, and there was a buzz of excitement around the office! After commencing sales of Surf Life Saving Lotteries tickets just 12 months before, our staff were delighted that one of our customers had won a home!
Mr P and his family plan to use their Mountain Creek home, just minutes from Mooloolaba beach, as a holiday getaway. No doubt he is excited by the waterfront location – being a boating man himself – he could now park his boat right at his back door! The home is all set up to enjoy family summer celebrations, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a media room and modern coastal furnishings. Mr P and his kids will be able to enjoy Christmas celebrations in the tropical climate with a drink by (or in!) the pool, followed by dinner on the patio.
When asked why Mr P chose to purchase a Surf Life Saving Lotteries ticket on Ozlotteries.com he said “I bought a ticket because I believe the cause is tremendous. When I was a kid I really wanted to be involved in the movement but lived in a country area and transportation was difficult. I believe everybody should be given the opportunity to learn how to swim and in addition understand beach safety. My advice for other supporters out there hoping to win a prize home is ‘have a go’. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that we would be blessed with this remarkable gift.” You too can support Surf Life Saving Lotteries by purchasing a ticket in their prize home draws.
Oz Lotteries staff would like to thank Mr P for his support of Surf Life Saving and wish him many happy days, surrounded by family in his new holiday home.