The Surf Life Saving House Lottery is a scheme that enables people to win exclusive grand prizes consisting of homes that are located in some of Australia's most sought after beach-front neighborhoods. These house lottery draws are run by Surf Life Saving which is a non-profit making organization that tirelessly works towards beach safety in the massive Australian Coastline.
The vast Australian coastline stretches for a whopping 35,000 km with numerous and spectacular beaches that are normally frequented by beach and water sport lovers, while some go there to just soak in the sun or take a stroll on the pristine sand. Volunteer Life Savers spread strategically in 310 clubs across the country man the massive Australian coastline. The clubs which are run by Surf Life Saving ensure beach lovers safety, whenever they are in the beaches, attending to over 100 million beach visitations annually.
The equally massive cost of carrying out such an enormous task is only made possible through the wonderful support provided by the community. The funds raised through the sale of draw tickets in the Surf Life Saving House Lotteries and from direct donations are allocated into four areas that require continuous funding: First Aid supplies, Rescue gear and equipment, Surf Life saver training and Surf Safety community education programs.
At times, it might be very easy to forget that the workers at Surf Life Saving volunteer their energy and time to perform the beach patrols, ensuring safety in them. This is a service they give willingly and freely without being paid for it. However, it goes without saying that the life saving equipment and the necessary skills come with enormous costs and this is where the support from the public comes in handy. The cost of purchasing and maintaining rescue gear and equipment represents the largest single expenditure in the Australian coast lifesaving services.
Perhaps the biggest attraction to the beaches is the sand, surf and the sun. However, these very elements also constitute factors that contribute towards the wear and tear of rescue gear and equipment used by the Surf Life savers on a daily basis. Saving lives being a life and death affair, regular maintenance and even replacement of the rescue gear and equipment, whenever necessary, is given top priority so as to ensure that they are in superb condition, ready for any emergencies in the beaches.
Apart from the noble mission of saving lives in the Australian beaches, Surf Life Saving House Lottery has seen many ordinary people's stories change dramatically. Just like the stories of "rags to riches" that we get to read only in fairy tales, many people have received the most pleasant and life-changing surprises of their lives after winning luxurious houses worth millions of dollars in the lotteries. Such people's lives have received a complete transformation, more than they could imagine in their wildest dreams.
The first prizes usually present irresistible offers of dream homes in very posh Australian coast neighborhoods. For instance, the gem that is up for grabs in the current Surf Life Saving Lottery - Draw 167 is an attractive private paradise at Bribie Island! The prize home which costs slightly over $900k, comes with four bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and two garages. The home also comes with other exclusive features including:
- First prize valued at a total of $913,500
- A dream 22 Foxtail Crescent Bribie Island address which is on the northern end of banksias Beach, just across the Pacific Harbor golf course
- A spacious kitchen that comes fully equipped with the most modern appliances as well as a Butler's Pantry.
- Beautifully designed and furnished at a value of $86,000
- $5,000 in Gold Bullion which covers the first 12 months council rates as well as body corporate.
- An open plan living area that comes with a separate media room plus a ducted air-conditioning system running throughout the home.
With tickets costing as low as $2, now you can understand why many people are in a rush to secure tickets for the draw while the stocks last. Nobody wants to miss out in this attractive draw since the odds are so attractive and anyone who participates is an eligible winner. The draw which is open now, will close at 12 noon, on Monday 23 February 2015 and be drawn on Friday 27th February 2015 (12 noon AEST).
Apart from the main draws like the ongoing Surf Life Saving Lottery draw -167, the organization also organizes what is known as "Exclusive Supporters Draws." These are special draws which are invitations only lotteries that are availed to the most regular supporters of the Surf Life Saving ART organization. For one to be eligible to participate in such draws, you either have to
- Become a member of the Champions' club, which gives you an automatic entry into these exclusive lotteries or
- Purchase tickets regularly in the Prize Home Lottery and you will receive a special email invitation to purchase tickets in the exclusive supporters' draws.
Only three of such exclusive lottery draws are conducted every year. There are 300 prizes up for grabs which include gold bullion, cars, paid up holidays as well as gift vouchers from the most popular retailers in Australia.
Being a member of the Champions Club comes with many other benefits, other than the automatic entry into the exclusive supporter's lottery draws. The Champions Club constitutes an exclusive membership lottery program which enables members to win houses, travel, cars and cash. Membership in the club comes with automatic entry into each draw conducted by the Surf Life Saving House Lottery.
Joining the club automatically gets you into the draw for over $6.5 million worth of prizes awarded each year. The draws include:
- A $5,000 Exclusive cash draw conducted weekly
- Six Champions Club exclusive lotteries involving over $1.2 million in prizes, conducted every year
- Six Prize Home lotteries annually
The good news is that the minimum amount for entry into each lottery is just $2! However, the more tickets you purchase, the higher your chances to win better prizes that you have. You can also leave the club any time you feel like! Whichever way you look at it, Surf Life Saving Lottery presents very great opportunities for all Australians of good will.