Ourimbah disability worker cries tears of joy after discovering $250000 Play for Purpose win!
Play For Purpose helps hundreds of great Australian causes supercharge their fundraising. As part of its support of community organisations, The Lott provides resources and financial support to every Play For Purpose raffle.
An Ourimbah disability worker cried tears of joy today when she answered the phone to news she won the 1st Prize worth $250,000 in the latest Play For Purpose raffle.
The Central Coast resident’s prize includes a premium Range Rover Evoque, $125,000 in cashable gold and $25,000 in vouchers from some of Australia's leading retailers.
With Play For Purpose, each ticket gives players the chance to win a range of prizes, all while supporting a good Australian cause of their choice.
This morning, an official from Play For Purpose reached out to the 1st Prize winner, who was busy doing her household chores and oblivious to her good fortune.
"No way!" she questioned.
"Oh my god! Oh my god! I am over the moon!
"I don't even know how to feel. Oh my god! I am shaking. I can't stop shaking, I need to sit down.
"I feel very shocked! I can't believe it! I have won!
"As soon as I get off the phone to you, I am going to cry. I can feel the tears coming. There are going to be a lot of happy tears.
"Then I am going to call my family and scream 'I won Play For Purpose! Woo-hoo!'."
The Central Coast resident bought her winning Play For Purpose ticket in support of Guide Dogs Queensland.
"I started buying Play For Purpose tickets this year. One of my friends told me about it, and I just thought it was awesome that you could win a prize and support a charity of your choice," she explained.
"I am a long time supporter of Guide Dogs Queensland, and I will continue to support them – I really love them!
"I actually work in the disability services, so I think Guide Dogs is amazing!
"What they can do and give is just incredible, so to know that they're going to receive a bonus $5,000 payment too is just fabulous."
When asked how she planned to enjoy her prize, the elated woman said she needed time to let the news sink in, but she did have one idea.
"I still can't believe it! I think I need to sit down and have a good think about what I am going to do," she explained.
"I will probably go and do some travelling around Australia!
"What an amazing win right before Christmas too. It's going to make this Christmas even better!"
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her entry at playforpurpose.com.au.
Guide Dogs Queensland General Manager Jock Beveridge said he was absolutely thrilled one of their supporters had won the major prize in the latest Play For Purpose raffle.
“With the help of supporters like our latest winner, we’ve raised over $26,000 through Play For Purpose. These funds are vital in helping people with vision loss to regain their freedom and independence. In fact,$26,000 is enough funding to get a future guide dog through the first full year of its life and its training,” he said.
“Although our iconic guide dogs are the face of our organisation, we also help people with a range of mobility and lifestyle services to support them in reaching their goals.”
Other major prize winners from the latest Play For Purpose raffle were from players from Bowen, Dirranbandi, Emerald and Bradbury who supported Rural Aid, Children's Hospital Foundation, and Love Your Sister.
The next Play For Purpose raffle is open at playforpurpose.com.au.
If you’re thinking of giving back to causes close to your heart, Play for Purpose might be just the ticket – and the next draw closes soon! Find out more about Play for Purpose here.
Play for Purpose made possible by The Lott
Play for Purpose is the ultimate not-for-profit raffle that gives you the chance to win awesome prizes all while supporting a good cause. With a minimum of $5 from every $10 ticket going to a charity or sporting club of your choice, all you need to decide is who you’re playing for. As part of its support of community organisations, The Lott provides resources and financial support to every Play For Purpose raffle. This reduces Play For Purpose administration costs and means more money from every raffle ticket goes directly to a good cause.
Play For Purpose is conducted by the 50-50 Foundation Limited as trusteee for the 50-50 Foundation (ABN 92 944 713 763), a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Non For Profits Commission. The Play For Purpose raffle is conducted in accordance with T&Cs available at playforpurpose.com.au/terms