A Christ­mas sur­prise

Pottsville res­i­dent wins car in raf­fle just in time for the hol­i­days

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS WELCOME - Bob An­thony

CHRIST­MAS has come early for one lucky Pottsville res­i­dent in the form of a brand new car won through the lo­cal sports club.

The Pottsville Beach Sports Club had been run­ning a pa­trons com­pe­ti­tion from the be­gin­ning of Septem­ber to the be­gin­ning of De­cem­ber where ev­ery­one who spent $10 or more went into the draw for a new Toy­ota Yaris from Hayes Toy­ota in Mur­willum­bah.

Among those who en­tered was John Gra­ham, a Pottsville res­i­dent and sports club reg­u­lar who didn’t give him­self much of chance to win.

“I fre­quent the club with friends on a reg­u­lar ba­sis and at first didn’t even think to put my tick­ets into the bar­rel,” Mr Gra­ham said.

“We started to af­ter a while and were to the club on the night of the draw to see who would win, not ex­pect­ing that I would.

“There were 10 names called out and we were each given a box – some peo­ple were shak­ing them to see if there were keys in­side since the car was on dis­play at the club.

❝ I’ve never won any­thing like this be­fore...

— John Gra­ham

“When gen­eral man­ager Michael Judd asked us all to open our boxes, I looked in­side and there was a pic­ture of the car with ‘You are the win­ner’ writ­ten on it.

“He asked us all to hold up our boxes, I was in a bit of a daze.”

Mr Gra­ham was pre­sented with the new 2018 Yaris this week and the win was still sink­ing in.

“I’ve never won any­thing like this be­fore, the car drives beau­ti­fully and I will have to think about what we do next,” he said.

“I would like to thanks Michael and the club di­rec­tors for such a great com­pe­ti­tion which drew the com­mu­nity to­gether.”

WIN­NER: Pottsville res­i­dent John Gra­ham is con­grat­u­lated by Pottsville Beach Sports Club gen­eral man­ager Michael Judd over his win in the car raf­fle.

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