A Christmas surprise
Pottsville resident wins car in raffle just in time for the holidays
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.