Tweed Heads resident Helen Scrimshaw is over the moon after winning $15,000 cash.
Tweed Heads resident Helen Scrimshaw is over the moon after winning $15,000 cash. Scott Powick

$15,000 and a birthday to boot

THIS Tweed Heads resident has 15,000 reasons to celebrate, all thanks to one phone call.

Helen Scrimshaw answered her phone on Monday with the line “I wake up with Today” as part of a Channel Nine Today show cash giveaway competition and won $15,000 cold hard cash.

“I'm over the moon,” an ecstatic Ms Scrimshaw said.

“My feet still haven't hit the ground.

“I have my house and car to pay off, so now I can live a little bit easier.”

Ms Scrimshaw celebrated two times yesterday – once for the cash prize win and once for her birthday.

Surrounded by her closest friends, Ms Scrimshaw went to a Tweed Heads pub to have some celebratory drinks.

“I shouted my girlfriends lunch at the Ivory Tavern,” she said.

“And I had my girlfriend drive, so I could have a few drinks to celebrate.

“I'm really excited I won, it's not the biggest amount of money, but it will really help me out.”

Ms Scrimshaw said the cash would also help out when she flies to Perth next week to watch her son get married.

The great cash giveaway competition ends on April 2.



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