Read the heartwarming story of our latest Heart Foundation Lottery NO.105 winner, below:
Wishful Note Comes True
When busy Lyn McDonald found out she had won Lottery No. 105’s first prize, she made a quick call to her mum, saying, “I can’t talk right now, but I’ve just won a house!”
Her news was met with scepticism by her family, with someone even telling her daughter that it was a scam. But it was all very real, especially when Lyn received the keys to her brand new Papamoa dream home. She celebrated this special moment with a number of her family, including her mum and daughters, with party poppers and sparkling grape juice to toast the new home.
“I wrote ‘Lyn won this, woohoo!’ on the house picture,” Lyn says. “And it obviously worked.”
A deserving winner, Lyn is quite well-known around Auckland having run a bird rescue service there for years. “I’ve spent 32 years in bird rescue,” she says, “and many locals have brought me a bird to care for at some stage.”
Lyn says her new home will be great for the family to stay at when visiting her mother, who lives in Papamoa, as well as for holidays at the beach.