The winner of the $2.5 million Grand Prize will be living mortgage free in a fully furnished four bedroom Scott Salisbury home at 114 East Terrace, Henley Beach, with $250,000 cash in their pocket for good measure.
Ticket holders will have a one-in-12 chance to win from a total of over 13,000 prizes, which also includes a $1 million Early Bird prize, 12 luxury vehicles and bills and petrol paid for a year.
Hospital Research Foundation Group CEO Paul Flynn says of the thirty-three homes given away through the lottery over the years, this year’s Grand Prize takes the cake. He also points out, however, that the lottery is an opportunity to positively impact the lives of every South Australian.
“If there’s anything that 2020 has taught us it is the importance of medical research and patient care in keeping our communities safe,” Flynn says.
“As a result of the Home Lottery we’re able to fund over 50 areas of healthcare research and support in the community. That helps people in hospital, it helps keep people out of hospital, it helps reduce the length of stay and it helps prevent readmittance, which is something we all want.
“This year obviously research around COVID-19 is important… we’ve had over $5 million in requests for funding for research already around the impact of COVID-19 in our community, that ranges from the impact of COVID-19 around antenatal care, the impact around mental health, but predominantly around how people are treated in hospital.
“While all that is happening there is still a lot of people in the community that need support and who are sick, so we will continue to focus our research into the big five that affect our community – cancer, heart disease, diabetes, aging and frailty and transplantation research and medicine.”
The local aspect of the research backed through the lottery was the key motivator for iconic luxury home builder Scott Salisbury coming on board to support fundraising efforts 17 years ago.
Scott Salisbury says the goal for this year’s design was to pair a classic external look in line with the style of homes in Henley Beach with an ultra-modern, light-filled luxury interior.
“It’s our version of living in a modern bungalow… while it’s still got the aesthetics that blend in with the area, as soon as you step inside it changes to the contemporary design aspects of a luxury home that people are asking for these days.
“It’s a wonderful location, two minutes from the beach… (it) has a large open entertaining area with a pool outside, it’s got two wings, so there’s one for mum and dad and there’s an area with three bedrooms where you can lock the kids away and they’ve got their own rumpus room.
“It also has a massive family living and dining room where you can open up the sliding doors and have an opening that’s six metres wide leading to outside – that’s quite impressive.
“I think it’s a really great family home – it’s a high-end luxury item sitting in a beach-side suburb. Anybody that really enjoys the sea, this would be a magnificent house for them to live in.
“I don’t think you’ll see a house anywhere quite like it.”
Tickets on sale now at www.homelottery.com.au