Good luck to the Boystown winner
FORMER BoysTown prize winners David and Julie Mewburn hope their new neighbour – the winner of a $1.8 million Bilinga penthouse – has a little more luck than they did when they won their home.
The Mewburns, from Brisbane, won a prize home last year.
It is located just metres from a new BoysTown unit that was drawn yesterday to a Victorian winner.
“Although we were overjoyed about our windfall, we were pretty stressed because I lost my job and our car was written off,” Mr Mewburn said.
“We had also just signed a contract on another home at the time, so everything was happening at once.”
Thankfully, rental income from the BoysTown unit was more than enough to support the family through their tough time, and the Mewburns have since moved in to the property.
“Life is great now. Everything has finally fallen into place after a tough few months,” Mr Mewburn said.
“We are now comfortable in the knowledge that our fantastic apartment is working out so well for us.”
About 35,000 people visited the Bilinga home for the lottery.
The two-level penthouse apartment is located directly opposite Kirra Beach.
Money raised from the lottery proceeds goes towards the BoysTown Kids Helpline.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only 24-hour counselling service specifically for children and young people.
More than 67,000 children and young people called the helpline across Australia during the Christmas holiday period last year.