Free groceries for entire year for Willows resident
IT IS a long drive from the Willows just to do a food shop, but for Daryl Knowles the trip just got sweeter after winning free groceries for a year.
The 59-year-old pensioner won the prize, worth $10,000, after buying a ticket in a Woolworths state-wide Children's Hospital Foundation fundraiser.
Daryl said he didn't expect to win but the prize would help take the financial strain out of Christmas and make a difference for the new year.
"I bought one ticket and happened to fluke it," Daryl laughed.
"I buy a lot of tickets for the Mater Hospital, Boystown and the Deaf Society. I haven't won a house yet, but this prize is great."
Emerald Woolworths store manager Rick Burchell said Woolworths were pleased to give Daryl the prize.
"It is a fantastic charity and it is great to see the customers get on board to raise some money for the hospital," he said.
"It is great to have a local person win the groceries for the year."
Daryl received his prize in the form of Wish gift cards, which he can use at any Woolworths, Caltex or Big W store.