If you’ve always wanted a place on the Gold Coast and the lifestyle that goes with it, you’re going to want to take a closer look at the latest Surf Life Saving draw. The prize home is an impeccable apartment on the 31st floor of a stunning coastal high-rise. From the tallest building in Southport, you’ll be looking out over the skyline of Surfer’s Paradise, the Broadwater, Main Beach, and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean beyond.
This is the perfect location from which to explore all the attractions of the Gold Coast. You’re just a few minutes from the beach and within walking distance of shopping, all amenities and an endless variety of fine dining options. If you want to travel further afield, the G:Link station is right outside your door and will connect you to the entire coast. The first prize package also comes with an impressive $200,000 in gold bullion, a $20,000 travel voucher and a $10,000 shopping spree, making this a truly tantalizing draw.
The Glittering Gold Coast
International visitors love the Gold Coast because it is home to so many classically Australian features. Miles of pristine beaches, myriad water sports and a wonderful climate like no other. Then there’s the boutique shopping, fine restaurants and cozy cafes where you can sip a latte and watch the world go by. This is where Hollywood comes to film, the rich and famous come to play, and the rest of the country comes for a bit of rest and relaxation.
Southport is located just north of Surfer’s Paradise and is the Gold Coast’s central business district. It was one of the earliest communities to develop along the coast and has been a popular seaside destination for well over a hundred years. Over time, it has grow to accommodate a population of about 31,000 residents, many of whom work in the ever-expanding tourist industry.
The Gold Coast Broadwater lies immediately in front of the prize home and marks the community’s eastern boundary. That’s where you’ll find the yacht clubs and marinas where you can go fishing, sailing, or try your hand at any number of exciting water sports. The Southport Broadwater Parklands house the Southport Pier and Aquatic Centre, and border onto the Australia Fair Shopping Centre. Across the way on The Spit, you can take visitors to Sea World for a day of rides, shows and marine animal exhibits. And the best part is that you can see all of this from your front balcony.
For those who come from other countries, a visit to Australia’s Gold Coast often represents the trip of a lifetime. Even if you’re only coming down from Brisbane, exploring Surfer’s Paradise is always a good time. Living in Southport, however, is a whole different experience. You can enjoy everything this vibrant part of Queensland has to offer from your own resort high above the city and never have to bother with the hassle and expense of finding accommodation. Live the dream or visit on weekends and holidays. The choice is entirely yours if you’re the lucky winner of draw #187.
Living the High Life
The luxurious prize home is on the 31st floor of the Meriton building, Southport’s tallest high-rise. The complex includes a 5-star hotel with top-of-the-line facilities and onsite shopping. The apartment faces the water, with unobstructed ocean views.
The two bedrooms are both spacious and feature floor to ceiling glazing that make the most of this prime location. There’s also an enclosed balcony where you can sit out and enjoy the spectacular view. The open living area has ample space for entertaining and the fully equipped kitchen comes with sleek low-profile appliances.
All the common living areas have beautiful hardwood flooring that complements the natural light and clean white décor. The colour palette includes navy blue accents throughout the apartment, for a touch of nautical charm. You’ll certainly appreciate all the effort and expense that’s gone into furnishing this classy and contemporary home.
Features of 3108, 2 Como Crescent, Southport QLD 4215
Your new Gold Coast retreat will have you feeling like you own a piece of a luxury resort. The innovative floorplan provides access to the balcony from both bedrooms, the second of which is slightly off-set to maximize the view.
- Total first prize package valued at $1,122,000
- Apartment provides 103 square metres of indoor living
- Located just minutes from the beaches of Surfer’s Paradise
- Enclosed balcony with room to dine
- Open kitchen, dining and living area with wall-mounted flat screen television
- Master bedroom has a full ensuite
- Guest bedroom with access to the balcony
- Dedicated study
- Full bath adjacent to second bedroom
- Design and furnishings valued at $136,000
- Laundry room
- Separate storage and linen cupboards
- Secure parking for your vehicle
- Access to the complex pool and spa
- Includes $200,000 in gold bullion
- Includes a $20,000 travel voucher
- Includes a $10,000 shopping spree
- Includes a $1,000 Adventure Experience voucher
Dates to Remember
The Surf Life Saving Lottery Draw #187 closes at 12:00 noon AEST on Monday 18 June 2018. The First Prize draw will take place at 12:00 noon AEST on Friday 22 June 2018.
The draw will be take place at 190 Montpelier Road, Bowen Hills, Qld. If you’ve never attended one of these draws, you don’t know what you’re missing. Members of the public are always welcome to observe, so come in and catch all the excitement first-hand as one lucky winner walks away with the keys to this luxurious Gold Coast apartment.
Winners will hear the good news by phone and also receive notice by registered post. A list of winners will be published in the June 27th, 2018 edition of “The Australian” newspaper. You can also check this site following the draw to see if you’ve won.
Unfortunately, the prize home will not be open for public inspection prior to the draw. If you happen to be visiting the Gold Coast, however, you can take a look at the building which is located at 2 Como Street in Southport. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding it as the Meriton building towers above its neighbours in Southport.
A Smart Investment for the Future
Real estate prices on the Gold Coast have only been going up, with a growth in value of 26.5 percent over the last five years. The outlook for the future suggests that the market will remain strong, making purchasing a home in the area extremely attractive to investors.
This means that although you could choose to sell, hanging onto your windfall for a few years could see the value of your first prize package soar. If you’re not yet ready to move permanently to the Gold Coast, you’ll still love having a home by the beach where you can put your feet up and relax over the weekend. You’ll also have a permanent holiday home waiting for you whenever you get the urge to take off.
You could also rent out the apartment to earn a nice supplementary income. Renting it fully furnished should bring in around $42,900 a year. That’s a nice pot of cash that you can use to pay down your mortgage, travel, or make a few of those “some day” purchases. This option lets you live a little until you’re ready to cash in on your investment. The vacancy rate in the area stands at 1.7 percent, so it really is a landlord’s market and you’ll have your choice of good tenants.
Of course, you could always sell-up immediately and spend or invest your winnings any way you please. Don’t forget that you’ll have another $200,000 in gold bullion sitting in the bank, so the possibilities are truly endless if you’re holding the winning ticket in draw #187.
Ticket Books Give More Value
Buying a ticket book adds value in two different ways. Firstly, making a purchase over $10 puts more gold bullion into the pot. A $20 ticket book, for example, adds $20,000 in gold bullion to the first prize package. Secondly, the cost of each individual ticket goes down the more you buy. At $20, the price of each ticket is cut in half, and continues to drop as you purchase more tickets.
|Amount||Number of Ticket Entries||1st Prize Package|
|$5||3 Tickets ($1.66 each)||$1,122,000|
|$10||6 Tickets ($1.66 each)||$1,122,000 plus additional $1,000 Good Guys Gift Voucher Total $1,123,000|
|$20||20 Tickets ($1.00 each)||$1,122,000 plus additional $20,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,142,000|
|$30||40 Tickets ($0.75 each)||$1,122,000 plus additional $30,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,152,000|
|$50||70 Tickets ($0.66 each)||$1,122,000 plus additional $50,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,172,000|
|$100||150 Tickets (0.66 each)||$1,122,000 plus additional $60,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,182,000|
|$200||400 Tickets ($0.50 each)||$1,122,000 plus additional $70,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,192,000|
We thank you for your support of Surf Life Saving and all that they do to keep Australia’s beaches safe. We wish you the very best of luck in the coming draw and hope you’ll soon be gazing over the Broadwater from your apartment in the clouds.