WINNER: Willows local Daryl Knowles won $10,000 worth of groceries in a state-wide Children’s Hospital Foundation fundraiser.
WINNER: Willows local Daryl Knowles won $10,000 worth of groceries in a state-wide Children’s Hospital Foundation fundraiser. Kaitlyn Gutzke Emewoolies

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.


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