Now and again, you’ll get to pick your prize in a home lottery and trying to choose between two fabulous homes is a nice problem to have. This time, however, the RSL have stepped it up a notch and given you something even more alluring to think about. If you’re the lucky winner in draw 356, would you take the modern townhouse in central Sydney or opt for $2 million in gold bullion?
That’s the choice to be made in this gold-rich draw that features a contemporary build in Lilyfield or the chance to just take the money and run. It won’t be that easy to decide either, with a luxurious inner-city residence that comes with a back yard, off-street parking and views of the Sydney skyline. The home option also comes with $50,000 in gold bullion, so it’s not like you won’t have a little mad money to throw around as well. Whatever you decide is the best way to go, winning draw 356 is the start of a brand-new life as Australia’s newest multi-millionaire.
City Living at its Best
The prize home is located on a quiet street in Lilyfield, just minutes from the centre of Sydney. The area has become a magnet for local markets, eclectic shops and some of the best restaurants in the city. The Paramatta River is just a few blocks away, and you’ll be impressed by the number of trees, parks and greenspaces in the neighbourhood.
This is an area filled with working class homes that have slowly been renovated to create an upscale suburb that’s stayed true to its rich history. The prize home is a new build, but one which draws inspiration from the more traditional Sydney terraces. The rooms are bright and airy with high ceilings, plenty of natural light, warm timbered floors, and the look and feel of a modern loft.
There are three bedrooms on the upper level, and the rear-facing master suite has a balcony looking over the Sydney skyline. The shared bathroom is truly a cut-above, with rose-gold fixtures and a stone-finish tub. The Master has its own ensuite, and there’s even a guest powder room on the main floor. Downstairs, you’ll find two separate lounge areas and an al fresco that blends seamlessly with the open-concept kitchen and living room. The kitchen has a full range of European styled appliances and a butler’s pantry that makes entertaining a delight.
There’s a pocket lawn in the back yard, and beyond that an alley that gives you two private off-street parking places. Choosing this option also gives you $50,000 in gold bullion to spend on anything you want, from an unforgettable holiday to something shiny to put in one of those parking spots.
Features of The Lilyfield Home
- First prize is worth $2,002,000
- 158 square metre lot
- 10 minutes from the centre of Sydney
- Integrated kitchen/living room and adjoining covered al fresco
- Butler’s pantry
- Study alcove
- Main floor lounge/retreat
- Powder room
- Ensuite off the master bedroom
- Two upper floor balconies with city views
- Total of three bedrooms
- Luxurious shared bathroom
- Timbered floors
- Furnishings and electricals package is worth $59,135
- Rear yard
- Two-car off-street parking
- $50,000 in gold bullion
- Another $5,000 in gold bullion to pay for 12 months rates and water
- Legal transfer paid
- $2,000 travel voucher included whether you choose the home or the $2 million in gold bullion.
Mark Down These Dates
3 July 2018: The RSL Art Union Prize Home Lottery Draw 356 closes at 8pm AEST
11 July 2018: The draw will take place at 10am AEST at Anzac House, 283 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006.
You can attend the draw and catch all the excitement live.
The lucky winner will receive notification by registered mail. All results published in The Courier Mail and The Australian on the 13th of July 2018. A list of winners will also be available on this site after the draw.
You won’t be able to tour the prize home prior to the close of the draw but are always welcome to take a look at the outside and surrounds if you happen to be paying a visit to Sydney. The prize home is located at 10a May Street, Lilyfield, NSW 2040.
Move, Invest or Take the Gold
If you want to live in a leafy suburb minutes from the Sydney CBD, you’ll be thrilled with this contemporary and luxuriously appointed townhouse. It also makes a great investment, however, if you want to rent it out for a few years before selling. You’ll get about $62,400 a year in rental income and property values in Lilyfield are expected to just keep going up.
If you want to see a 7-figure bank balance, you can opt to just take the gold. That’s $2 million to make a whole new life for yourself that’s free of mortgages, debt and financial worries. Either way, you’ll have plenty of money to travel, retire early, or make a serious dent in your wish-list.
Tickets Now on Sale for Draw 356
Your ticket in this $2 million draw also puts you in the running for a $10,000 second prize and $5,000 third prize. With so much gold bullion to be won, tickets are selling fast and you won’t want to miss your chance at becoming a multi-millionaire. Ticket books add even more gold bullion to the first prize package and give you additional free chances to win.
25 Chances to Win (5 bonus tickets valued at $25)
$135,000 Gold Bullion
19 Chances to Win (4 bonus tickets valued at $20)
$105,000 Gold Bullion
13 Chances to Win (3 bonus tickets valued at $15)
$85,000 Gold Bullion
8 chances to Win (2 bonus tickets valued at $10)
$55,000 Gold Bullion
5 chances to Win (1 bonus tickets valued at $5)
$40,000 Gold Bullion
2 Chances to Win
$30,000 Gold Bullion
The $50 Book is the most popular package. It gives you 13 chances of winning with 3 bonus tickets and if you are holding the winning ticket, you also receive an additional $85,000 in gold bullion.
Thank you for supporting our returned servicemen and women. We wish you the best of luck in the draw and hope you’ll soon be making that all-important $2 million choice.