From left, David Scott, winner Christine Kerkvliet and Graham Mentzer.
Algies Bay’s Christine Kerkvliet has won the $2000 cash prezzy card prize from this year’s Warkworth Lions raffle.
She bought the ticket from outside The Warehouse in Snells Beach on a whim. In fact, she bought five since she had a $20 note in her pocket and figured it would go to a good cause.
“I didn’t even know what the prize was,” she says.
“I’m thrilled because I never win anything, even though I regularly buy lotto tickets.”
The Lions raffle has significantly better odds than Lotto, with just 3000 raffle tickets issued. Christine plans to buy a lawnmower with her winnings and promises to spend it locally.
Meanwhile, the Lions have raised $10,000 from the raffle. Part of the funds will be used to donate a boat to the Jane Gifford Trust, which will be used to teach children to row.