“This is the best bloody phone call I’ve ever had.”
It’s draw day for Draw 343 and you could feel the anticipation building in the room as General Manager, Tracey Bishop dialled the first prize winner’s phone number. After trying the landline twice, a man’s voice could be heard on the other end of the phone…
Vincent Burgundy* a long-term VIP member from Gladstone, Queensland was the recipient of this call and the first prize winner of this draw. “Would I be able to speak to Vincent please” Tracey asked. “Speaking please” Vincent simply replied, completely unware that he was about to receive life-changing news that he was the winner of the Sunshine Trifecta.
Tracey quickly revealed that Vincent was now the owner of three apartments on the Gold Coast, in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast, PLUS $200,000 in gold bullion.
As Vincent struggled to gather his thoughts, and searched for his tickets, Tracey asked if there was any particular reason for his long-term support of RSL. Vincent revealed he felt very close to the cause, as a Vietnam veteran himself, he felt the need to support his fellow veterans.
RSL Art Union is happy to change the lives of our winners, but most importantly the fundraising efforts from the draws go toward supporting our heroes who have returned home. Vincent, a returned serviceman, could not be a more deserving winner of this prize.
In addition to his winnings, Vincent’s $30 book buy will see him receive an extra $55,000 in gold bullion.
Congratulations to Vincent and all the winners in Draw 343. From all of us here at RSL Art Union, thank you for your support and good luck in the next draw – Draw 344, where the lucky winner will get to make a $2 million choice, a luxury Sydney penthouse or Gold.
*Name changed for privacy reasons. Our so called Vincent probably needs some time to contemplate before anyone who has ever known him asks for money or free accommodation – LOL.