You could be starting your year with a whole new lifestyle if you’re the winner of the Mater prize home in draw 275. It’s a four-bedroom jewel with room for the whole family, located alongside a beautiful canal in Birtinya on the Sunshine Coast.
The first prize package is worth $1.6 million, and it offers much more than a gorgeous new home or holiday retreat. There’s also $100,000 in gold bullion to pay off those Christmas purchases or buy a boat to go with your waterside property. You won’t have to worry about something to put in the garage because you’ll also be driving a gleaming new Range Rover Sport valued at $131,705. Now that’s the way to start off the new year!
A Sunshine Coast Community
Birtinya is a small suburb of the Coast, with just over 300 residents scattered around the shores of Lake Kawana. It’s part of the greater Kawana Waters area that lies between Caloundra and Maroochydore, in the southern half of the Sunshine Coast. That’s about 75 minutes from Brisbane, and a short walk to some of the best beaches in the country.
Living on the Sunshine Coast is a dream for many, whether they’re looking to retire or searching for that perfect ocean getaway. It’s quieter than the famed Gold Coast, but still offers plenty of excitement for beach lovers, golfers, bush walkers and art fiends. Noosa is less than an hour from your new home, where Hastings Street is packed with trendy bars, cafes and unique shops. Along the way, you’ll pass endless stretches of sand and surf, bordering an incredible natural hinterland. The entire length of the Sunshine Coast is only about 60 km, and you’ll be able to explore every one of them from your home on Lake Kawana.
Living on the Lake
The prize home in Mater draw #275 borders a wide canal that surrounds the island on which the community of Birtinya is located. Lake Kawana lies at the north end, and the waterway empties into the Coral Sea to the south. The back of the residence takes full advantage of this beautiful location with an al fresco and pool facing the canal.
Inside, you’ll find a floor plan which balances an open concept living area with lots of cozy private spaces. The ground floor master bedroom opens onto the pool and canal, while the three additional bedrooms are tucked upstairs at the end of a custom staircase that has a built-in nook where you can settle in with a good book.
The home is filled with quality fittings and furnishings than invite you to relax and put your feet up. Plush couches, wood and rattan accent pieces, and colourful rugs and cushions will all have you feeling like you’re on a permanent holiday in paradise.
The kitchen is an art piece in itself, with textured walls and sate-of-the-art appliances. You’ll never be short of cupboard space, with a spacious walk-in pantry and ample storage along a double-wide central island. Blending seamlessly with the dining area and lounge beyond, you’ll be able to see all the way to the canal as you’re cooking or entertaining guests.
Getting a new vehicle along with a stunning home is a plus, but owning a Land Rover Sport takes the excitement to a whole new level. It’s the ultimate sports SUV, with the legendary performance and luxurious detailing that you only get with a Land Rover. The vehicle you’ll find parked in the driveway is worth $131,705, and we can bet you won’t be waiting long to take it for a spin up the Coast.
Features of 36 Prime Parade, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast, QLD 4575
This home is perfect for a full-time family residence, retirement destination, or holiday retreat. Shopping, dining, and all amenities are close by, along with both the majesty of the hinterland and the pounding of the surf. Ideally located, beautifully designed, and filled with outstanding furnishings and electricals. Everything’s included, and there’s always that gold bullion to pay for any extras you might want to throw in.
- First Prize package is valued at $1,608,155
- 279.5 square metres of indoor living, total property measures 435 square metres
- Master bedroom has a walk-in robe and full ensuite. Opens onto a poolside seating area with views of the canal
- Three additional bedrooms on the second floor
- Powder room and laundry on the first floor, full bathroom on the second
- Completely open kitchen, dining and living area, perfect for entertaining
- Kitchen has a full walk-in pantry and generous counter tops and cupboards
- Vertical herb garden
- Separate media room with huge wall-mounted flat-screen television and wrap-around seating
- Reading nook in the staircase
- Home is fully furnished and includes all appliances and electricals
- Al fresco dining area comfortably seats six alongside the pool and canal
- Weber BBQ included
- Lovely canal-side pool
- Secure garage
- Driveway parking for two vehicles
- Property is fully landscaped with ironwork fences and accents
- Range Rover Sport valued at $131,705
- $100,000 in gold bullion
Will You Move, Sell or Invest?
The Sunshine Coast has so much to offer that it will be hard not to simply pack up and move if you’re the lucky winner in Mater draw #275. Everything will be right there waiting for you – the sun, the sand, and that great new toy in the driveway.
If you’re not quite ready to make the break, however, this home is perfectly situated for a holiday rental. Thousands of people flock to the Sunshine Coast every year, and you’ll have no trouble renting out your residence for a healthy second income. You can expect to receive around $950 a week if you rent it fully furnished, and your overhead will be minimal when everything a holiday tenant could need is already in place. Best of all, you can still make use of the car and the bullion until you’re ready to move to Birtinya yourself.
Selling is always an option, and you can create your own millionaire lifestyle on the proceeds. Property values are climbing, however, so hanging on for a few more years will only increase your ultimate winnings. Whether you rent to holiday makers or find a full-time tenant, this home is a great investment when it comes to planning for your own retirement one day.
Pay Attention to These Important Dates
The Mater Prize Home Lottery Draw #275 closes on 21 February 2018. The Draw will take place on 23 February 2018 at the Mater Foundation, 620 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba QLD 4102. You can catch all the excitement of the draw by attending in person if you're in the area. There's nothing quite like being there when your lucky ticket is pulled.
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.
Come and Take the Tour
The prize home in draw #275 is located at 36 Prime Parade, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast QLD 4575. That’s just off Highway 6 past Currimundi. Come for the day and view what could be your new home! You can drop by and inspect the property anytime between 9am and 5pm EST, from December 13 until February 11.
Ticket Books Mean More Chances to Win
A $2 ticket in the Mater home lottery gives you one chance to win, but buying ticket books is the better option because they give you free chances. A $10 book gives you six tickets (instead of 5 if you bought them individually), and the more you buy, the more free chances you receive. As an added bonus, ticket books build up the first prize package by offering the winner more gold bullion, cars and travel opportunities. Be sure to get yours before they’re all gone.
|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|
The Mater Foundation is Grateful for Your Support
The work of the Mater Foundation is partially funded by the proceeds of their prize home lotteries. Without your continued support, Mater would not be able to provide for the special needs of premature infants, and we thank you very much for caring. Best of luck in draw #275, and we hope you’ll soon be enjoying a Sunshine Coast lifestyle.