Winner bet with head, not heart

TERRANORA mum Rebecca Abernethy can watch the NRL grand final in style thanks to a new LG TV won through the Tweed Daily News footy tipping competition.

Ms Abernethy scored 136 points, only one point ahead of second place, to win first prize from The Good Guys Tweed Heads South - a 42-inch LG high-definition plasma TV, an LG home theatre with surround sound and a cabinet - valued at $2000.

Ms Abernethy, a Titans supporter, said sometimes she had to go against her favourite team to ensure a win.

“I usually tipped the Titans, but I went against them if I had to. It's usually about consistency and not taking any risks,” Ms Abernethy said. “My husband thinks I did so well because I was betting with my head and not my heart.”

Unbeknown to him, her husband, Paul, almost cost the family their new TV.

“He put in my tips one week and got two of them wrong, so he cost me a few points,” she said.

“We've just finished building a media room at home but we had nothing to put in there,” she said.

“This will be perfect. I can't wait to watch the grand final on it now.”

The second prize winner received five nights accommodation in a deluxe rainforest cabin at the Heritage Lodge Daintree Tribulation with continental breakfast and airfares for two people.

It was valued at $1700 and courtesy of Peter Hegadus from Rainbow Bay Property Consultants.

Third prize was a $200 gift voucher courtesy of the Tweed Daily News.



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