A MULTI-MILLION dollar Sunshine Coast hinterland hideaway could be yours for just $10 as the latest prize home to come out of Queensland is revealed.
From meat trays to mansions, the Endeavour Foundation is celebrating six decades of fundraising efforts by launching its most impressive and expensive prize to date — a $2.19 million luxury home in Maleny.
Soaring property prices, natural disasters and a year of on-off Covid lockdowns has driven the popularity of prize home lotteries.
As of this month, more than $8 million worth of prize homes are on offer across the country, according to Prizehometickets.com.au.
Prize home draws have come a long way in 60 years, with one of Endeavour Foundation’s early prize draws featuring a homestead in Roma with 12 cows thrown in.
“In the early days, we were relying on meat trays and hat parades to fund our valuable
programs,” Endeavour Foundation head of lotteries Kirsty Moore said.
“In 1962, we offered our first prize home — a property at Cecil Downs on the Darling Downs.
“Before long there were art unions for seaside blocks, sugar cane farms and cattle properties
across Queensland. Our prize homes have changed over time to reflect the great Australian dream.”
Ms Moore has had the honour of breaking the news to multiple winners over the years.
“People scream, they cry, or they don’t believe me at first,” she said. “It’s not an understatement to say that winning a prize home will change your life for better.
“If it wasn’t for the support of the lottery draws, we would not be able to fund our initiatives which help provide employment, accommodation and greater social connections for people living with an intellectual disability.”
Last year’s winner Marjory Carter went from renting in Brisbane to owning a luxury Sunshine Coast home.
Mrs Carter and her husband moved from a rental in Brisbane’s northern outskirts to a luxurious prize home at Little Mountain in Caloundra and used the equity to buy a home for their daughter, who is a single mum.
“My daughter has four children, three of them are autistic and have a lot of special needs,” Mrs Carter said.
“Winning meant that I could give her a home, and she didn’t have to move from rental to rental.”
PRIZE HOMES UP FOR GRABS IN QLD
155 Tallowwood Street, Maleny
Endeavour Prize Home Draw #441
Set on 3071 sqm, this custom-built, four-bedroom property at 155 Tallowwood Street, Maleny, has two living spaces, an outdoor lounge with a log fireplace, two bathrooms, two powder rooms, a mudroom and an inground pool.
Other features include Herringbone dark wood floors, integrated appliances, Velux skylights and even a Ralph Lauren pendant light in the lounge.
They’ll even throw in a John Deere ride-on mower.
Tickets start from $10 and the property is open for viewing from today.
303/60 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach
Surf Life Saving Lottery Draw #210
This three-bedroom apartment in Palm Beach on the Gold Coast is valued at $1.5 million and offers stunning ocean views.
The first prize package also includes an appliance package and $10,000 in gold bullion.
Tickets are $30.
142 Vanillalily Close, Banksia Beach
Mater Prize Home Draw #300
The prize package is valued at $1.8 million and includes a four-bedroom home at the Bribie Islands Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club, a Range Rover Velar, an Audi A5 Coupé, a Club Car Tempo Golf Cart, and $135,000 in cashable gold bullion.
Tickets start at $2.