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Buying three tickets in every Endeavour Prize Home draw for the last five years has paid off for a Coorparoo man, who has won a fully-furnished three-bedroom Wellington Point home worth $789,643.
Mr D, who doesn’t want to be identified, is still digesting his win.
“I’m in shock, it hasn’t sunk in at all,” he said.
The IT specialist said his wife and four children at first didn’t believe he’d won, but were thrilled to see their sleek new home.
“Everyone’s excited,” Mr D said.
“And shocked. I don’t even know what I’ll do from here. I might lend the new home to my parents to live in … or my retirement may come a little earlier.”
Each ticket cost just $10 and in addition to the stylish home at Brisbane’s bayside, Mr D won $40,000 worth of cashable gold bullion for buying multiple tickets in the draw, some of which he plans to donate to Endeavour Foundation.
“I’d like to give some of that money back, so it can be used to buy Stomp mats for Endeavour clients,” he said. Endeavour’s Learning and Lifestyle services are piloting Stomp – a cutting-edge computer gaming software which projects interactive images on to a large mat, which participants control with movement, such as a playing a giant piano, playing soccer or learning to cross a busy road.
While being an education tool, the programme also encourages users to practice such skills as co-ordination, balance, exercise, creativity and team work.
Endeavour Foundation provides accommodation, education and employment opportunities to more than 3,400 people with a disability in Queensland and Sydney. Endeavour’s Prize Home lottery is one of the organisation’s major fundraising initiatives to help raise money to provide services to people with a disability.
Endeavour’s current Prize Home is a $724,715 fully-furnished four-bedroom home at tranquil Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, where residents have the best of both worlds – subtropical rainforest walks at the nearby enchanting Buderim Forest Park, or the gorgeous beaches of Mooloolaba just 10 minutes away.
In addition to the four bedrooms the Buderim home boasts a large open-plan kitchen, dining and family room which opens to a covered alfresco dining area, a sparkling in-ground swimming pool with adjacent sundeck, a separate formal lounge room, a large media room and a study.
To view the Buderim Prize Home or buy a $10 ticket to be in the draw, visit www.endeavourprizehomes.com.au or call 1800 63 40 40. Ticket sales close 10am Wednesday 3 November and the home will be drawn 4 November.
Jo Glover, Media and Communications Officer
Phone: (07) 3908 7257, 0429 065 440
Fax: (07) 3253 7271