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 dedicated Turramurra woman who has selflessly given back to the mental health sector for almost a decade has expressed her sincere gratitude upon winning the $250,000 Play For Purpose First Prize Pack.

The New South Wales resident purchased one Play For Purpose ticket for $10 in support of Project HAND Inc. – an Australian mental health charity.

The First Prize Pack from Play For Purpose Raffle 20, drawn Friday 15 September 2023, includes a BMW iX3 valued at over $132,000, $100,000 in cashable gold bullion and $17,000 in shopping vouchers.

The blue-collar worker’s Friday morning took a delightful turn when we called to reveal the winning news.

“Oh my god. Really?!” the winning woman questioned.

“Thank you so much. I’m so surprised.

“I always thought that no one ever won in raffle draws but today I’ve been proven wrong!

“I’ll have to call my family and let them know. I don’t think they’ll believe me.

“It will be hard to concentrate for the rest of the day while I’m at work!”

With a number of Australian charitable causes and grassroots sporting clubs to support via Play For Purpose, the winning woman revealed why she chose to lend a helping hand by purchasing her raffle ticket in support of Project HAND Inc.

“I was on the Play For Purpose website on Thursday and I was in need of a new mental health charity to support," she shared.

“I have worked in the mental health sector for a really long time and I wanted to pick a charity that related to Mental Health Services.

“Project Hand do some really great work with providing mental health services for the community, so I purchased a ticket to support them.

“It’s really great knowing they’ll also receive a $2,500 boost because my Play For Purpose ticket was drawn first.

“Also, what perfect timing with R U Ok? Day. I actually purchased the ticket on that day!

“I hope Project Hand can continue their amazing work for years to come.”

Project HAND Inc. founder and managing director Fraser Lane said every cent makes a difference towards building supportive and connected communities around Australia.

“Every cent makes a difference for a small charity, and we’re so glad to hear one of our supporters will walk away with a $250,000 Play For Purpose First Prize Pack for their generosity,” he said.

“The funds raised through the Play For Purpose raffle will go towards funding our free mental health care and counselling services as well as purchasing equipment for our Mental Health First Aid training and Hike 4 Happiness programs.

“We would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support. Whether they’re connected to Project HAND or have chosen us to receive the proceeds of their Play For Purpose ticket.

“At Project HAND, we will continue to empower Australians where conversations about mental health and suicide are supportive and stigma free.

“We look forward to hopefully celebrating the next major Play For Purpose prize winner for Project HAND soon!”

The winning woman who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her entry at

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