Act for Kids’ Platinum Class Lottery is one of the major fundraising activities of Act for Kids – an Australian charity providing free professional therapy and support services to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.
Child abuse and neglect is one of the biggest and most misunderstood social problems in Australia. Despite being under-reported, Australian authorities confirmed 40,571 children were neglected or abused in one year alone*. That’s almost one child every 13 minutes suffering from neglect or physical, sexual or emotional abuse, most often in their own home.
For over 26 years now, Act for Kids has come to the aid of thousands of children and families, who have experienced, or are at the risk of, child abuse and neglect. Act for Kids work to keep kids safe by; providing information, support and counselling to help parents care for their children; help families develop new ways to cope in times of stress; support and counsel children who have experienced trauma from abuse or neglect.
You can show your support for the prevention of child abuse and neglect by purchasing tickets in the Platinum Class Lottery. All proceeds help Act for Kids continue to provide the much needed free care and treatment for neglected as well as abused kids. The lottery is held six times annually with each ticket starting at $50. There are a maximum of 9,000 tickets only for each draw, meaning there is an impressive probability of 1:9,000 of winning the first prize.
Not only are the odds extremely appealing, the first prize of the Act for Kids Platinum Class Lottery is a brand new Mercedes-Benz. There are also some attractive bonus prizes, up to the value of $25,000, for those who purchase tickets worth over $100. One can also become a Platinum Reserve member whereby they will automatically gain entry into each draw, as well as the chance to win additional prizes worth up $20,000, exclusively for Platinum Reserve members.
The current Act for Kids Platinum Class Lottery is Draw 55 whereby the lucky winner is going to drive away in a brand new Mercedes-Benz E 200 Sedan, or alternatively choose to glide away in a Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG, each worth over $90,000! Not to forget that anyone who spends $100 or more on tickets will get bonus tickets as well as additional chances of winning extra prizes valued up to $25,000. The total prize pool adds up to an impressive $144,218.
You could be driving away in your choice of either of these luxurious vehicles, if you happen to be the lucky winner of the coveted prize:
First option: Mercedes-Benz E 200 Sedan (Valued at $96,718 RRP)
This first prize adds up to a total value of $99,218 as it includes up to $2,500 in motor vehicle insurance plus accommodation and flights to pick up the first prize. Or alternatively, you can choose to have the vehicle transported directly to you. This baby comes with the following features:
- Body painted polar white
- Black leather upholstery
- CGI petrol Turbocharged
- A powerful inline four-cylinder engine doing 135 kW/300Nm
- 7-speed automatic 7-G -TRONIC PLUS gearbox
- Rear wheel drive
- ECO stop/start
- Economical 6.4L / 100km
- Command Online Multimedia System
- 5-spoke alloy wheels (19-inch AMG)
- Vision Package complete with a glass sunroof
SECOND OPTION: Mercedes – Benz GLA 45 AMG (Valued at $92,350 RRP)
The total value of this first prize adds up to $94,854 when you throw in $2,500 going to motor vehicle insurance, flights as well as accommodation if you choose to pick this amazing road machine yourself, or have the vehicle directly transported to where you are. This luxury vehicle comes with the following special features:
- Body painted in Polar silver metallic paint
- Upholstery done in black sporting a red trim
- 4-cylinder Turbo engine (265 kW / 450 Nm)
- 7 –speed automatic (AMG Speedshift)
- 7.6 / 100 km
- Four wheel drive
- ECO stop/start
- Command Online Multimedia System
- Driving assistance package19 –inch alloy wheels (AMG 10 twin-spoke)
You can win your first prize plus additional prizes valued at up to $25,000 by using a Multi-Buyer Ticket. For every $100 you spend you not only increase your chances of winning the coveted first prize but you also stand a chance of winning several other fabulous Bonus prizes. You will get multiple tickets at the rate of three tickets for every $100, which comes with an attractive probability of 1:3,000 of winning the first prize. Anybody who wins the first prize through a Multi-Buyer Ticket will also pocket additional prizes of Platinum Bullion or an enviable Holiday worth up to $25,000. The Bonus Prizes are as follows:
Spend number of tickets chances of winning prize
|Price of Ticket||Chances of winning 1st Prize||Chances of winning a prize||Bonus Prize|
|$50||1 chance||1 out of 9000||N/A|
|$100||2 + 1 Bonus ticket (3 Chances)||3 out of 9000||$10,000 Holiday or Platinum Bullion|
|$150||3+1 Bonus Ticket (4 Chances)||4 out of 9000||$15,000 Holiday or Platinum Bullion|
|$200||4+2 Bonus Tickets (6 Chances)||6 out of 9000||$20,000 Holiday or Platinum Bullion|
|$250||5+2 Bonus Tickets (7 Chances)||7 out of 9000||$25,000 Holiday or Platinum Bullion|
By joining the Platinum Reserve Membership with a Multi-Buyer Ticket, you stand a very high chance of winning even more prizes worth up to $36,000. These include:
- Bonus Prizes in the Multi- Ticket Buyer Bonus Draw worth up to $25,000 as already shown above
- Platinum Reserve Members Only Platinum Bullion Draw
Dates to Remember
Closing date: On 22 June 2015 (Midnight)
Drawn: On 26 June 2015 (Noon)
It is your support that enables Act for Kids to continue to provide the much needed care and treatment for disadvantaged children as well as their families.
*Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Child protection Australia 2012–13. Child welfare series no. 58. Cat. No. CWS 49. Canberra: AIHW http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129547965