Draw 274 in the Mater Prize Home lottery brings you the chance to win a $1.8 million-dollar home on Bribie Island, just in time for Christmas. This spectacular waterfront property sits alongside a tropical canal and looks more like a private resort than a family home. A beautifully landscaped garden leads down to a massive patio, bordered on each side by two open pavilions. Lounge or dine as you watch the boats go by, take a dip in your canal-side pool, or set off for a spot of touring from your own private pontoon.
If you’re looking for a home with room for the whole family and a boatload of guests, this is the draw you’ve been waiting for.
Exclusive Bribie Island
Bribie Island is one of three sand islands located in the northern part of Moreton Bay. It’s the most northern and smallest of the three, and the only one accessible by motor traffic from the mainland. The bridge opened in 1963 and was a real engineering feat for the time. It took over two years to complete and spans 831 metres from Sandstone Point on the mainland to the island’s southern suburb of Bellara. The bridge makes the island easily accessible, and that’s what makes owning a home there so desirable.
The lee side of the island is extremely calm and blessed with beautiful white sand beaches. You’ll enjoy a magnificent view of the Glasshouse Mountains as you sink your toes in the gentle waters or go for a walk along the pristine shoreline. The island is 34 kilometres long, and nearly a third of that is taken up by the uninhabited Bribie Island National Park. The bridge is located halfway between Brisbane and the start of the Sunshine Coast, but the northern tip of the island is just a short boat ride from Caloundra across the Pumicestone Passageway.
If you ever tire of the sun and sand, you’ll find the famed attractions of the Sunshine Coast just a short drive up the road. The area if teeming with golf courses, family fun parks and nature preserves. Shop and dine on the island, or head to the mainland for an evening’s entertainment in any of the region’s many bars and theatres. Over two and a half million tourists come to the Sunshine Coast every year, and with your palatial home on Bribie Island, you’ll be perfectly placed to discover why.
Home on the Island
If you’re going to live on Bribie Island, you’re going to want to have a boat. Luckily, the prize home in draw 274 comes with a private pontoon where you can tie up right alongside your full-length pool. On one side of your waterfront patio, you’ll find a dining pavilion complete with a BBQ and kitchen for alfresco meals and evening snacks under the stars. On the other side, there’s a lounge pavilion where you can relax after a dip in the spa or a jaunt to the beach. It’s everything you’d find in a five-star resort, right there in your own back yard.
Wander inside and you’ll find enough space for everyone to have plenty of room to play. There’s a games room, two lounges, and even a conservatorium with a digital piano and guitar to get you started. With five bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, everyone will feel like they’re living in a luxury hotel in one of the most enviable parts of the country.
This prize home has something for everyone. Easy access to the water, all the modern appliances and toys, and a suite for every member of the family. Whether you want to commute to Brisbane or retire in the lap of luxury, this is a draw you won’t want to miss.
Features of 147 Marina Boulevard, Banksia Beach, Bribie Island, QLD 4507
This is a really spacious home, covering 800 square metres of gorgeous indoor and outdoor living space. Spread over two perfectly proportioned floors with masses of natural light, you’ll find clever design features paired with exclusive furnishings for a crisp, clean feeling of unparalleled majesty.
- First Prize package is valued at $1,864,800
- 6 square metres of indoor living in a total property of 800 square metres
- Integrated kitchen, living and dining room overlooking the garden, pool and canal
- Gas fire place in the lounge area
- Kitchen scullery and pantry along with multiple cupboards and extensive counter space
- Ground floor study area
- Ground floor powder room and separate laundry
- Games room with entertainment centre, air hockey, pool table and kitchenette
- Master bedroom has a full ensuite and dressing room
- Guest room has a large walk-in robe and ensuite
- Three additional bedrooms, each with a private ensuite
- Upper floor lounge with TV
- Music conservatorium
- Top of the line furnishings and appliances
- Two first floor balconies overlooking the garden and pool
- Alfresco dining pavilion has a gas BBQ and kitchen
- Shaded lounge pavilion and plenty of seating near the pool
- Full length pool separates the garden and patio area from the canal
- Secure garage with room for 3 vehicles
- Private pontoon on the canal
- $5,000 VISA gift card included
Investigate or Invest?
It’s going to be hard to leave the suitcases under the bed if you’re the lucky winner in this incredible draw. Everything you could want in an opulent family home will be right there waiting for you once you cross the bridge onto Bribie Island. Sun, sand, and the kind of financial security that will change your life forever.
If you’re not quite ready to move into this $1.8 million-dollar home, you always have the option of renting for awhile. You’ll be assured of a tidy income and your choice of tenants in a renter’s market this close to the city. Over time, property values in the area are sure to rise, increasing the worth of your winnings with every passing year.
Selling is also tempting, given the whopping value of the first prize package. You can cash in your winnings and pay off some debt, help out your family, or simply take off. A windfall like this one only comes once in a lifetime, so you’re going to want to think very carefully about how to unwrap your early Christmas present.
Take Note of These Important Dates
The Mater Prize Home Lottery Draw #274 closes on 19 October 2017. The Draw will take place on 21 December 2017 at the Mater Foundation, 260 Stanley Street, South Brisbane, QLD 3102. Members of the public are welcome to attend, so be sure to drop in if you’re in the area to watch the excitement in person.
Winners will be contacted by phone after the draw, and receive written notification of their win by registered post. A list of winners will be published in “The Australian” and the results will also be posted to this website following the draw.
Visit Bribie Island
If you’ve never been before, this is a great excuse to come and see Bribie Island for yourself. The home at 147 Marina Boulevard, Banksia Beach, Bribie Island, QLD 4507 will be open for public inspection from 9am to 5pm EST every day until Sunday December 10th, 2017. Take a drive to the coast and explore the natural beauty of this sandy gem in the Coral Sea.
Buy Your Ticket Books Now for a Christmas in Paradise
If Christmas on Bribie Island sounds good to you, make sure to purchase your tickets before they’re all gone. Buying multiple tickets gives you extra chances to win and awards additional prizes to based on the number of tickets purchased. Even a simple $10 book will give you 6 chances to win the home and throw in a $10,000 shopping spree. Just make sure to purchase your tickets in one name, through a single transaction.
|Ticket and Ticket Book Prices||Number of Chances to Win||Additional Prizes Based on Number of Tickets Purchased in One Transaction by One Person|
|$10 Book||6 Chances to Win||$10,000 Shopping spree at Coles/Myer|
|$15 Book||10 Chances to Win||$20,000 Travel and Accommodation Voucher|
|$20 Book||15 Chances to Win||$25,000 Home Entertainment Package|
|$25 Book||20 Chances to Win||$30,000 Car of Your Choice|
|$30 Book||25 Chances to Win||$35,000 Gold Bullion|
|$40 Book||35 Chances to Win||$45,000 Round the World Cruise|
|$50 Book||45 Chances to Win||$50,000 Gold Bullion|
|$70 Book||65 Chances to Win||$55,000 Caravan of Your Choice|
|$100 Book||100 Chances to Win||$60,000 Car of Your Choice|
Thank You for Supporting the Mater Foundation
The Mater Foundation provides special care to babies who are born prematurely. They provide the neonatal units that look after the special needs of these precious little ones until they’re ready to go home. This work depends on the generosity of home lottery ticket patrons, and we thank you for your ongoing support.
We hope that you’ll be enjoying a marvelous Christmas in your new home on Bribie Island, and wish you the very best in draw #274.