You could be popping the champagne on Bribie Island this New Year’s, relaxing in the splendour of a five-bedroom home in Banksia Beach. That’s the amazing first prize in the Mater Home Lottery draw #274.

This property is a marvel, both inside and out, bringing the lucky winner the delights of resort-style living. Outdoor pavilions, landscaped tropical gardens, and a sparkling pool and spa all lie on the banks of a canal that harbours your own private pontoon. Inside, you’ll be pampered with endless space for your family and guests, spread out over multiple lounges, gaming rooms and even a conservatorium.

Life on the Island

Bribie Island is the only one of the three sand islands in Moreton Bay that can be accessed by road. That makes it a popular holiday destination for tourists, and an enviable place to call home. The island is halfway between Brisbane and Caloundra, the gateway to the Sunshine Coast. The bridge links the mainland to Bellara and Banksia Beach, where the prize home is located.

Much of the island is a nature preserve, protected within the Bribie Island National Park. It’s a haven for birds, natural fauna and wildlife. The beaches along the sheltered lee shore are covered in pristine white sand, looking over to the Glasshouse Mountains and hinterland. In all, Bribie Island is only 34 kilometres long, a sandy oasis in the Coral Sea.

The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations, drawing millions of local and international visitors every year. The famous theme parks, nature preserves, shopping and nightlife are a short drive away if you can ever pull yourself away from your new home.

Features of Resort-Style Living

If your idea of a dream home is plenty of space and room to relax, this draw has you covered. The Bribie Island property is huge and gives everyone in the family a private suite. There are multiple lounges, both inside and out, so you can choose to spend some time on your own or invite as many friends over as you can muster. This is a family home with the feel of an exclusive resort, combining cozy comfort with innovative design, opulence and endless variety.

  • First Prize is worth $1,864,800
  • 800 square metres (inside and out)
  • Open concept kitchen, living and dining room facing the pool and canal
  • Lounge has a gas fireplace
  • TV, air hockey, pool table and kitchenette in the entertainment room
  • Kitchen includes a scullery and pantry
  • Separate study
  • Powder room and laundry
  • Ensuite and separate dressing room attached to the master bedroom
  • Walk-in robe and ensuite off the guest room
  • Each of the other three bedrooms has its own ensuite
  • Second lounge with TV
  • Conservatorium
  • Two balconies looking onto the garden, pool area and canal
  • Pool and spa
  • Dining pavilion with kitchen and built-in BBQ
  • Lounge pavilion with shaded poolside seating
  • Private pontoon
  • 3-car garage
  • $5,000 VISA gift card

A Christmas Gift with Options

This is one present you’re not going to want to return, but you’ve got lots of options if you’re the winner of this incredible home. Simply moving in is going to be very tempting, especially if you work in the greater Brisbane area. Commuting won’t be much of a bother when you’re coming home to five-star luxury. If you’re ready to chuck-in that job, there’s no better place to begin your retirement.

If you decide to keep the residence as an investment and rent it out, you’ll receive a second income that can pay for trips, new vehicles, or anything else you might have your eye on in the coming years. The property value will increase over time, making this a great nest-egg for retirement as well.

If you decide to sell, the proceeds will make you a millionaire. Look forward to a future that’s free of financial worries, and enjoy whatever lifestyle $1.8 million dollars will afford.

Take Note of These Important Dates

October 19th, 2017: The Mater Prize Home Lottery Draw #274 closes.

December 21st, 2017: Draw takes place at the Mater Foundation, 260 Stanley Street, South Brisbane, QLD 3102.

You can drop by and watch the action for yourself as the draw is open to the public. If you can’t make it, you’ll be contacted by phone after the draw if you’re the lucky winner. Names will also be printed in “The Australian” or you can find the list of winners right here on this website.

Home Now Open for Public Inspection

You are welcome to take a tour of the residence, located at 147 Marina Boulevard, Banksia Beach, Bribie Island, QLD 4507. The home is open to the public between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST right up until Sunday December 10th, 2017. Spend the day strolling along the beach, exploring the waterways, or discovering the natural wonders of Bribie Island National Park.

Tickets Now on Sale for Mater Draw #274

Tickets for the spectacular resort-style home on Bribie Island are going to sell out quickly, so make sure to purchase yours before they’re all gone. Buying ticket books gives you extra chances to win, and the bonus of shopping sprees, gold bullion, cars and much more.

Ticket and Ticket Book PricesNumber of Chances to WinAdditional Prizes Based on Number of Tickets Purchased in One Transaction by One Person
$10 Book6 Chances to Win$10,000 Shopping spree at Coles/Myer
$15 Book10 Chances to Win$20,000 Travel and Accommodation Voucher
$20 Book15 Chances to Win$25,000 Home Entertainment Package
$25 Book20 Chances to Win$30,000 Car of Your Choice
$30 Book25 Chances to Win$35,000 Gold Bullion
$40 Book35 Chances to Win$45,000 Round the World Cruise
$50 Book45 Chances to Win$50,000 Gold Bullion
$70 Book65 Chances to Win$55,000 Caravan of Your Choice
$100 Book100 Chances to Win$60,000 Car of Your Choice

Thank you for supporting a cause that helps thousands of premature babies in their first weeks of life. The Mater Foundation depends on the proceeds of its home lotteries to fund this important work, and couldn’t do it without you. We wish you the best of luck in Draw #274.