Lynne thrilled to win The Royal Melbourne Hospital's Home Lottery
8 June 2012
In February this year, Lynne Welsh lost her dad (83) when he finally died after three months in palliative care.
When Lynne arrived home from the hospital after her father had died, her Home Lottery tickets had arrived in the mail that same day. Instead of buying one ticket which has been her habit, this time she bought five tickets. And one of those turned out to be the winning ticket!
“The care for my dad over those three long months had been fantastic. I very much wanted to buy extra tickets to say thanks to the Hospital,” says Lynne.
Now Lynne, a single mother from Sunbury, is moving to North Balwyn, to live in the superb new home she won back in May. “It’s a magnificent home,” says Lynne, ‘and I am moving into it with my two adult children’.
Lynne has been the Receptionist at the Dianella Community Health Centre in Broadmeadows and when she won the home she promptly resigned her job. ‘I am going to miss the people,’ she says, ‘but it is a new life for us now’.
When Lynne was contacted and told she was the lucky winner of a $2.5 million home, she promptly burst into tears. Tears of joy, of course, but also tears of sadness as she thought about her dad who had died at the hospital just three months earlier.
Read Lynne's story.