Our Prize Home draws generate a lot of excitement and Lottery 173, a beautiful home at Pacific Harbour Bribie Island was no exception.
Unfortunately our winner, Mr A from Chandler in Brisbane wasn’t available to take our call so we left a cryptic message and waited patiently for him to call back.
Within the hour, Mr A had called us back and we managed to give him the good news – and to say he was excited is probably something of an understatement!
“I get a lot of different reactions when I speak to our winners”, said Kerry Clifford SLS Fundraising Strategy Manager. “From tears to cheers, disbelief and the occasional swear word, I think I have probably heard it all so far” she said laughing.
And Mr A was no exception – although he did take a little convincing. “I’m just a regular guy with a normal job and was certainly not expecting to receive this kind of call. I was at work so I couldn’t get to my phone but when I heard the message later something told me that this was going to be a good call to return” Mr A said.
And it certainly was a good call because Mr A found out he had suddenly become an instant millionaire by winning a stunning prize home plus, because he was a Champions Club member, he also received gold bullion, bringing his total first prize to $1,007,040.
“I have always been happy to support Surf Life Saving because of the terrific work that they do – in fact people probably take them for granted because they are always there. I have a couple of children and I really appreciate knowing that there is someone on the beach to keep an eye on us all” Mr A said.
So what does the future hold for our lucky winner? “Well, the kids and I will spend some time in the house and after that, I really don’t know. What I do know is, life has certainly improved for the better!”
Congratulations Mr A – we hope you enjoy your prizes and thank you for being a Champions Club member.