The last RSL draw sold out quickly, and we have absolutely no doubt that this one will as well. That’s because the first prize is an entire residential complex in Bundall, comprised of three luxury villas in a prime coastal location. Each home comes with an opulent furnishings and design package, three large bedrooms, and a private swimming pool. The best thing about this kind of permanent holiday living is that you’ll own the whole resort!
Many lottery winners rent out their new home until they’re ready to move in, retire early, or sell down the road. With this $3.3 million prize, you have the added opportunity to earn enough from your rentals to chuck in your day job. Imagine the freedom of collecting three checks every month and spending the rest of your time doing whatever you please. Your lucky ticket in the RSL lottery could open the door to endless opportunities.
What is your chance of winning?
RSL Art Union are limited to selling 3,320,000 tickets, in draw 354. What is your chance of winning this beautiful home?
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The first prize package in draw #354 also includes $15,000 in gold bullion which is more than enough to take care of rates and fees on all three villas for the first year. Just to give you a sense of what you’ll be winning, think about flushing nine toilets, parking eight cars, and dipping into three separate swimming pools – all on your own property. This is one you definitely won’t want to miss, so get your tickets early and start dreaming about your new life on the Gold Coast.
Living in Bundall
Bundall is a small community of about 4.5 thousand people that’s located just a few minutes west of Surfer’s Paradise and the Nerang River. The villas are tucked away near the northern boundary, bordered on one side by the Southport Golf Club and on the other by the river and the Southport Racecourse. You’ll be able to see the Surfer’s Paradise skyline from your bedroom window and are just minutes from several world-famous beaches.
Standing at around 42, the average age of Bundall residents is slightly higher than the national average. This is hardly surprising given the number of opulent and luxurious properties that line the streets of this exclusive neighbourhood. This is where the wealthy come to relax after a hard day of work and play, and being a millionaire yourself, you won’t have any problem fitting right in. You just need to get ready for a whole new way of life…
This is also the home of Queensland’s only team in the Australian Ice Hockey League, and you can watch the boys practice down at the Bundall Iceland Ice Rink. You’ll also be able to walk over to the golf club any time you fancy for a quick nine holes. There’s also a fully licensed clubhouse there that may soon come to feel like an extra lounge in your own backyard.
Over at the Southport Racecourse, you can watch the horses run in the Magic Millions Carnival held every January, or the Prime Minister’s Cup in May. Racing first began here back in the 1890s when races were held on the cane paddocks near where the Gold Coast Turf Club now stands. The race club holds about 60 race meetings a year and draws racing fans from around the country.
Living in Bundall means having all the attractions of the Gold Coast at your doorstep while still having a relaxed community to come back to. You can find everything you need locally or drive a short distance to the boutique shops and gourmet dining that draw thousands of visitors and tourists a year to this part of the country. Bundall is the perfect location from which to explore all that this action-packed region has to offer.
Living on the Gold Coast
If you can tear yourself away from your pool, al fresco and BBQ, you might want to explore the world on the other side of the Nerang River. That’s where you’ll find Surfer’s Paradise, the iconic beaches, and world-famous entertainment. The Gold Coast begins about 65 kilometres south of Brisbane and runs down to the border with New South Wales. It’s actually the sixth largest city in the country, although it’s made up of dozens of communities that line the coast from Paradise Point to Coolangatta. That’s less than sixty kilometres, but all of it is packed with things to see, do, eat and buy.
The Gold Coast has become Australia’s Hollywood, and dozens of big movie productions are shot here every year. Village Road Show Studios was set up back in 1991, and now has the biggest water tank and largest sound stage in the southern hemisphere. They hosted the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie and DC Comics’ Aquaman just finished filming. If you go for a stroll along the beach at Surfer’s, don’t be surprised if you see a few familiar faces.
The Gold Coast is famous for its attractions and family-friendly venues. Village Roadshow also happen to be the country’s biggest theme park operator, and you’ll never get enough of the rides and attractions at Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World or Wet ‘n Wild. Roller coasters, sideshows, nature preserves, and marine parks abound with something for everyone.
Cruising the beaches is always a favorite pastime, and you can change location every day with dozens of safe, patrolled stretches of pristine white sand to choose from. Surfer’s and Broadbeach are only minutes away, but over time we’re sure you’ll come to explore them all. Try your hand at jet skiing, take a few surfing lessons from the pros, or hoist the anchor for some spectacular deep-sea fishing. If you like to do it on, in or over the water, you’ve come to the right place.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games are being held on the Gold Coast in April, and while the draw is coming just a little too late for you to be a resident, they’re sure to leave lots of world-class sporting facilities behind. People are already talking about the legacy of the games, and what it will mean to those who live and play on the Gold Coast.
If you’re a sports fan, you’ll also be spoiled for choice by the number of games and venues you can attend within a short drive of your new home. The Gold Coast Suns play at Carrara Stadium, which is just up the road if you want to see some AFL action. If you prefer rugby, the Gold Coast Titans are at Robina Stadium about fifteen minutes away. And no matter what your sporting preference, you’ll want to watch the surf athletes in the Coolangatta Gold, which combines swimming, running, paddling and surf ski over a gruelling 42km course.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast is right on the edge of Bundall in Evandale park. It’s surrounded by beautiful gardens and you can watch a performance under the stars with the skyline of Surfer’s Paradise forming a unique backdrop. While this is the heart of the performing arts on the Coast, you’ll also find smaller theatres and cultural venues sprinkled throughout the region. While you’re on the hunt for that quirky play or home-grown concert, take the time to go for a walk through the hinterland. You’ll be living at the edge of one of Australia’s most diverse and unique ecological zones, and we guarantee the diversity of flora and wildlife will keep you coming back for more.
Whether you’re longing for the natural beauty of the hinterland, can’t wait to hit the beach, or think having a few friends over for a BBQ sounds good, it’s all happening on the Gold Coast. With a ticket in draw #354, you’ll never have to visit because you’ll already be home.
The $3.3 Million Villas
The three villas included in the first prize package for RSL draw #354 are located on a corner lot in a quiet residential neighbourhood. Racecourse Road runs parallel to the coast from the Southport Golf Course, past the race course, and down to Ashmore Road. The end of the road where you’ll find your three gorgeous new homes is quiet, well treed, and a block from the golf greens.
The exterior of the building is architecturally engaging, with a modern design and interesting lines. The executive villa (villa 1) is on the corner, surrounded by an attractive privacy wall and accessed from the rear. Villas 2 and 3 share a wide driveway flanked by two garages and each has a forward-facing entryway.
All three villas share a similar floor plan, with an open-concept living area on the ground floor and three bedrooms upstairs. The executive villa, however, has an ensuite off every bedroom while the other two have a balcony off the second bedroom. The master in the executive is also slightly larger and has two walk-in robes. The garage on the executive is massive, with room to park four cars, while the other two villas each have a garage with secure parking for two vehicles. All three villas have a swimming pool, a lovely al fresco, and an exterior seating area.
The design package for these villas is worth $292,972 and features polished wood accents throughout. Contrasting with a light palette for the walls and furnishings, this gives a relaxed yet sophisticated feel to all three homes. There’s plenty of natural light, with floor to ceiling windows on the second floor that look out over the city skyline. You’ll also appreciate the choice of living areas, including a second level retreat.
Regardless of which villa you choose for yourself, you’ll have lots of room to entertain friends, put your feet up, and enjoy the good life as the RSL’s newest millionaire. When you’re living on the Gold Coast, what’s not to love?
Features of 147 Racecourse Drive, Bundall QLD 4217
- The first prize package is valued at $3,314,097
- The three-villa development was completed in 2017
- Executive villa is 296 square metres, villa 2 is 294 square metres and villa 3 is 291 square metres.
- Furnishing and electricals package valued at $292,972 and includes top-end appliances and lush fabrics
- All three villas feature an open-concept kitchen, lounge and dining area opening onto an al fresco. Lots of outdoor seating and room to relax
- Kitchens all have a roomy breakfast island and casual seating
- Flat screen mounted television in the living room
- Al fresco includes a BBQ and plenty of room for outdoor dining alongside the pool
- Powder room on the ground floor
- Ground floor laundry room
- Beautiful open staircases with wood treads
- Cozy retreat/lounge on the second floor with television
- All villas have three second floor bedrooms
- Executive villa has an ensuite off each bedroom, villa 2 and 3 have a shared full bathroom on the second floor
- All 3 master bedrooms have an ensuite and walk in robe
- Villa 2 and 3 have a balcony off the second bedroom
- Each villa has its own inground pool
- Air conditioning throughout
- Executive villa has a garage with room for 4 vehicles
- Villa 2 and 3 each have a secure garage with room for 2 vehicles
- Security system and intercom in all three homes
- All properties are nicely landscaped
- Includes $15,000 in gold bullion to cover the first year of rates, water and body corporate for all three villas
- Transfer fees are included, for a value of $4,125 ($1,375 per villa)
- Includes a $2,000 travel voucher to visit your new homes
Don’t Forget These Dates
The RSL Art Union Prize Home Lottery Draw 354 closes at 8pm AEST on Thursday April 19th, 2018. The draw will take place at 10am AEST on Thursday April 26st, 2018 at ANZAC HOUSE, 283 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006.
Members of the public are always invited to attend the draw, so why not drop by and experience the excitement for yourself. Someone is going to walk away a multi-millionaire, and that person could well be you!
Winners will be notified by registered mail and public notices will be placed in the “Courier Mail” and the “Australian” on Monday, April 30, 2018. You can also check back on this site for a list of winners after the draw.
Come and See the Villas on the Gold Coast
It’s always a thrill to see these prize homes with your own eyes, and villas 1 and 3 will be open for public viewing from March 2, 2018 until April 19, 2018. Take a drive to Bundall, which is less than an hour from the centre of Brisbane. Make a weekend of it and take the kids to the amusement parks or plan a quick getaway to Surfer’s and a bit of adult fun. It’s a great excuse to come down to the Gold Coast and feel the stress melt away as you catch your first glimpse of the sand.
You’ll find the villas at 147 Racecourse Drive, Bundall QLD 4217. Viewing is from 10am to 6pm, seven days a week. Please note, however, that the homes will be closed on Good Friday (March 30th, 2018)
An Income for Life
No matter how you look at it, this is a prize that will just keep on giving.
If you decide to rent out all three apartments, you’re looking at an annual income of around $145,600. That’s a nice salary by any measure, and enough to retire early, start your own business, or pay off your mortgage in record time. You could also use the money to help out family members or take an absolutely spectacular vacation every year for the rest of your life. That’s a six- figure income for zero work.
Even if you decide to live in one of the villas, you can rent out the other two and still enjoy close to $100,000 a year. That’s more than enough spending money for a life of leisure on the coast, especially when you’ll never have to spend your money on rent or pay down a mortgage again. A luxurious home, money coming in every month, and no debt. Now that sounds more like it!
Of course, you always have the option of selling one or more of the villas if you don’t want to hang onto them and have other plans for your windfall. If you sell them at the prize value, you won’t have to pay any tax and will be able to hang onto the full proceeds. That will make you an overnight multi-millionaire, and where you go from there is limited only by your imagination.
Renting one or more of the homes and selling in the future is also a sound investment. Property values will continue to rise over time, and you’ll likely make an even bigger profit if you wait a few years before putting them on the market. Bundall is a high demand market, with the average listed property receiving almost 600 visits (the Queensland average is 338). With supply and demand in your favour, and the average home going for over $1 million, you’ve got yourself a very enviable retirement plan.
With three homes at your disposal, there are a dozen different ways to make the most of your lottery win, whether you choose to sell, invest, move or rent. Figuring out what to do with $3.3 million in property is a very nice problem to have.
This $3.3 Million Draw Will Sell Quickly
Who wouldn’t want to be the proud owner of three fully furnished and beautifully appointed villas on the Gold Coast? These tickets are going to disappear, so don’t wait too long before purchasing your ticket book. If you buy individual tickets, they’re $5 each and give you one chance of winning the luxury villas. Buying a ticket book, on the other hand, is better value because you get more chances to win and additional gold bullion.
If you spend $20 on a ticket book, you get 5 chances to win. That means a free ticket, plus an added $40,000 in gold bullion if you walk away with the first prize. The more you purchase, the more extra chances you’ll get, and the pot of gold bullion just keeps climbing.
|$100 Book||25 Chances to Win (5 bonus tickets valued at $25)||$135,000 Gold Bullion|
|$75 Book||19 Chances to Win (4 bonus tickets valued at $20)||$105,000 Gold Bullion|
|$50 Book||13 Chances to Win (3 bonus tickets valued at $15)||$85,000 Gold Bullion|
|$30 Book||8 chances to Win (2 bonus tickets valued at $10)||$55,000 Gold Bullion|
|$20 Book||5 chances to Win (1 bonus tickets valued at $5)||$40,000 Gold Bullion|
|$10 Book||2 Chances to Win||$30,000 Gold Bullion|
The $50 Book is the most popular package. It gives you 13 chances of winning with 3 bonus tickets and if you are holding the winning ticket, you also receive an additional $85,000 in gold bullion.
A Special Commemoration
The RSL Art Union lottery draw #354 is commemorating the centenary of World War 1. It’s been a hundred years since the Diggers came home from the Great War, and this lottery is specially dedicated to honouring their sacrifice and commitment.
In the century that has passed, thousands of Australian men and women have defended our values and freedom in times of war. They have also taken on the role of peacekeepers in conflict zones and dedicated themselves to the service of our country. The RSL has been there for the long haul, helping veterans and their families with support and emergency assistance.
The RSL Art Union raises funds though their home lotteries to continue this valuable service to Australia’s returned servicemen and women. Proceeds pay for assistance with DVA claims, hospital visits, housing, counselling, school programs and bereavement assistance for those who have lost loved ones.
We thank you for your continued support of the RSL and all that they do for our veterans. We wish you the best of luck in this special commemorative draw and hope you’ll soon be trying to choose between the three luxury villas in Bundall.