24 January 2018, By Mandy Paterson
Queensland Couple Unaware They Won Surf Prize Home
3 min read
When a Queensland couple set off on a six month trip to the state’s west for work, they never expected to make a detour via the Sunshine Coast to collect the keys to a luxury million dollar home! Even more surprisingly, they were completely unaware of the news at first because there was no phone reception in their remote area.
“When we eventually visited an area with mobile reception and my phone would not stop buzzing, I had around 12 missed calls!”
The lucky winner added that lottery officials had gone to “extraordinary lengths” to track them down.
The grandparents were drawn as the lucky winners of Surf Life Saving Lotteries draw 182 on Friday the 18th of August last year. Because they purchased a 30 ticket book, they not only won the stunning waterfront prize home located on the Sunshine Coast, the also won $30,000 gold bullion, bringing their total prize value to $1,215,399!
Above all, the couple said they were completely overwhelmed by the life-changing experience.
“It was actually my boss who first passed on the news. She called me into her office and said, ‘you need to ring your daughter’. She had such a serious look on her face, I thought something terrible must have happened! As I started to panic she said, ‘I think you’ve won a million dollar home!’”
“Eventually we spoke with our daughter who was completely over the moon. She said, ‘we’ve looked at the results online and I’m sure it’s you!’” After confirming the amazing news with lottery officials, the winning husband said he got “chills straight down [his] spine!”
“We’ve never experienced anything like this. When we were handed the keys at the home, I almost broke down crying,” said the winning wife.
“I can’t believe we’re the owners of this beautiful home. As we walked around it started to dawn on me that everything is ours now. From the massive french door fridge to the pictures on the walls… everything is included!”
The happy couple said that winning the prize home was “unbelievable”. However, the real win was that the prize home would allow them to be closer to their family again.
“Certainly, it’s been challenging being so far away from them, but now they’re all so excited to come and stay with us in this magnificent home.”
Finally the winning couple spoke of how Surf Life Saving has always played an important role in their family.
“I think Surf Life Saving do a fantastic job to help protect people at the beach. We always took our kids to the beach when they were young and now our grandkids are involved in nippers. People do win amazing prizes – and now we’re proof of this! I’d encourage anyone to buy Surf lottery tickets… After all, you’re supporting a great cause and the opportunity to help save a life is really the greatest prize of all.”
You could win a luxury $1,279,888 waterfront home! It’s Surf Life Saving Lotteries Prize Home located in Mountain Creek in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. It includes a design and furniture package valued at $138,610, and$5,000 gold bullion towards the first year’s rate and insurance. Plus, a 2017 Vespa Primavera 50 Scooter and Mahi Mahi 8.0 Gold Surfboard valued at $6,278.
The two storey, four bedroom home is an ultimate summer getaway. With spacious outdoor alfresco overlooking the waterway and sparkling in-ground pool. With modern and stylish furnishings, the home features excellent facilities. There’s an open planned kitchen with walk-in pantry, large living and dining areas with a separate lounge. Perfect for entertaining friends and family! Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms including the master suite with a generous walk-in-robe, ensuite and private balcony.
The home is located just 10 minutes from Mooloolaba’s famous cafe strip and sheltered surf beach. Above all, you could relax and enjoy the beach lifestyle without worrying about work or money.
This Surf Life Saving Lotteries Prize Home draw has now closed. However, you can always enter a charity lottery draw on Oz Lotteries for your chance to win a stunning prize and help support a great cause.