Manly couple to hit the road and explore Australia’s natural wonders with $250,000 Play For Purpose win
Play For Purpose is a not-for-profit raffle helping 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.
A Manly couple no longer have to rent a campervan to visit their dream destinations after their ticket in support of National Seniors Australia led them to a $250,000 Play For Purpose prize.
The New South Wales grey nomads purchased one Play For Purpose ticket for $10 in support of National Seniors Australia – a charity very close to their hearts.
The long-time supporters’ First Prize Pack from Play For Purpose Raffle 19, drawn Friday 16 June 2023, includes a Volkswagen Crafter Kampervan and more than $100,000 in gold bullion.
Straight after the draw, an official from Play For Purpose phoned the First Prize Pack winners, who wasted no time answering the winning phone call.
“Oh, my goodness. That’s fantastic!” the winning husband cheered.
“Wow. I only bought the tickets last night – right before the draw closed!
“When your number first came up, I thought, ‘oh my goodness it’s another spam call.’ But I’m so glad I answered!
“That’s fabulous. My job over the next few days was actually planning a road trip to Western Australia!
“We have children spread out across Australia, but we haven’t seen much of Western Australia yet.
“I actually tried to look for a campervan for our Western Australia trip! It turned out to be really expensive. It just was out of our price range. But now, we’ve got our very own!”
“This is just wonderful. We’re retired, and we’ll make plenty use out of it,” the winning wife added.
With a number of Australian charitable causes and grassroot sporting clubs to support via Play For Purpose, the cheerful man revealed why he bought his ticket to lend a helping hand to National Seniors Australia.
“I’ve supported National Seniors for quite a while now. I’ve always thought, ‘Why not! It’s the right thing to do!’,” he exclaimed.
“I’ve been purchasing tickets into the raffle since 2020. We’re retired and in that age bracket and we wanted to give back.
“National Seniors does a fantastic job helping older Australians tackle age-related issues.
“We appreciate what they do for us.
“This hasn’t sunken in yet. We can’t wait to get off the phone and call our children to let them know about this! We will definitely have a celebration today.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime call. Thank you so much for blessing our morning!”
National Seniors Australia said they were excited for the winning couple and thanked all players who purchased a raffle ticket in support of them.
The funds raised through Play For Purpose assist National Seniors Australia in continuing its world-class research and advocacy to influence government policy and drive better outcomes for older Australians.
The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased their entry at playforpurpose.com.au.
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