Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Home Is Where the Heart Is; Art Union Winners Prefer to Stay in Sarina Rather Than Prize House

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Home Is Where the Heart Is; Art Union Winners Prefer to Stay in Sarina Rather Than Prize House

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Andrea Davy

andrea.davy@dailymercury.com.au

ALTHOUGH they are the proud owners of a mansion and they have more money in the bank, the lucky Sarina family who won a prize home reports their lives have not changed all that much.

The family, who chose to be anonymous, were announced the winners of the RSL Art Union raffle in 2010.

C[pounds sterling]My partner is a strong believer in, Cyyou have to be in it to win it',C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]They told us we had won, over the phone... they kind of played it as a bit of a joke, but when we found out it was real we were all just in shock,C[yen] the woman said.

She said the family won the prize at a time when they needed a financial boost.

C[pounds sterling]After we won we flew down there for a couple of weeks but we didn't tell the kids that we owned it,C[yen] she said. …

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