"I thought it was a hoax!"
A cattle farmer from Far North Queensland, Annette was at a bull sale when she got the news she least expected.
“The phone kept ringing,” she recalled of the day she won.
“We were busy at the time and I didn't know the number. I said to my husband, ‘I'll deal with it later’.
“Then there was an email and I'm thinking, "I may have won something.”
That something was the ultimate $6.2 million beach house choice: either a magnificent oceanfront house in Sydney’s exclusive Palm Beach, or a breathtaking, absolute beachfront home in Tugun on the beautiful southern Gold Coast.
She chose the Gold Coast home and, not long after, got to see it for the first time – with her and her daughters’ awed reactions captured on national TV, and three-time Olympic gold medallist Stephanie Rice handing over the keys.