Our Prize Home draws generate a lot of excitement at Surf Life Saving Lotteries and Lottery 173, a beautiful home at Pacific Harbour Bribie Island was no exception. Once the draw had been completed, all the staff gathered in the boardroom to hear the call that was going to change the life of one of our lucky Supporters forever.
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.