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This doesn’t happen to me!

Our latest Mater Prize Home winner has picked up the keys to his brand new home and has since retired from working in the building industry. A long term supporter, Brian has been a $30 VIP Club member since 2013 but never did he imagine he would actually become a winner.

When the Mater Lotteries team called Brian to tell him that he was the winner of Mater Prize Home lottery No. 275—a $1.6 million prize package—it was his son’s birthday. He couldn’t believe it; “This doesn’t happen to me!” After the initial shock, Brian shared the good news with family and friends, including his girlfriend and two sons. “The boys are so excited by the pool and having a TV in their rooms and my friends were like ‘Really? How!?” exclaimed Brian. As a Brisbane local, Brian moved straight into the Birtinya home and is enjoying his new Sunshine Coast lifestyle in the stunning family-friendly home. When asked what he loves most about the home, Brian immediately shared his excitement of cooking on the 6 burner stove.

The Sunshine Coast prize package included a Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE and $100,000 worth of gold bullion. The brand new Range Rover, in arctic white with a black roof, is now parked in Brian’s driveway with a very fitting number plate, WIN 275.

“[It was] never about winning a house, winning prizes or anything like that. It was more the fact that I was giving to Mater Foundation.” Brian’s commitment to helping Mater Foundation and the vital work undertaken at Mater Research is crucial. Thanks to our generous Mater Prize Home VIPs, Mater Foundation can continue to commit funds to ensure Mater remain at the forefront of health research and provide exceptional healthcare outcomes for all.

Thank you for your support Brian, and we look forward to seeing you settle into retirement on the Sunshine Coast.

The Mater Prize Home lottery really does change lives!

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