"I absolutely can't believe it!"

Drawn this morning at 10am (AEST), our exclusive VIP09 Heroes Draw offered one lucky VIP member $1.8 million in gold.  

After multiple attempts to reach our winner, we have finally made contact!  

Noah Simpson*, from Perth WA was the lucky person to receive that life-changing call.  “You’re joking!” he exclaimed as Deborah Pescott, Operations Manager at RSL Art Union delivered the $1.8 million news. 

Deborah continued to explain that as a $50 book buyer Noah will also receive an additional $85,000 in gold! “I absolutely can’t believe it. I never expected to win!” he exclaimed.  

When asked how he would spend the money, Noah selflessly explained he split some winnings for his children to enjoy, possibly donate some to charity and of course buy something special for his wife. 

This VIP09 Draw is dedicated to Curtis McGrath, Paralympic Gold Medallist and Australian Army veteran, who served his country for 11 years. In 2012, Curtis was critically injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while deployed in Afghanistan as a Combat Engineer. He tragically lost both his legs in the horrific blast.

The continued support of our VIP members and ticket buyers has enabled Mates4Mates, an RSL funded initiative to help Curtis on his road to recovery. The next $1.8M VIP-only Heroes Draw opens on the 20th of November. 

Congratulations to all the winners of VIP09 and thank you for all your support.    

*Name changed for privacy reasons
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VIP Club Draw 09 Winners

Prize Value Ticket Number Location Ticket Value
1st Prize: $1,800,000 1,378,953 Perth, WA $50 VIP
2nd Prize: $10,000 306,311 Coorparoo, QLD $10 VIP
3rd Prize: $5,000 477,972 Mt Macedon, VIC $20 VIP

Draw VIP09 is dedicated to Curtis McGrath

Curtis is a Paralympian, who served in the Australian Army as a Combat Engineer. He was critically injured by an improvised explosive device while deployed in Afghanistan and lost both of his legs in a horrific blast.

With the support of his Defence Force, RSL and his friends and family, Curtis has overcome this tragedy and training for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in sprint-kayaking.

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