Bellingen's luxury home winner has been found
UPDATE: THE proud new owner of a multi-dollar home on the Sunshine Coast, hailing from Bellingen, has been found.
After an extensive search Endeavour Foundation Lotteries says the $1.3-million Buderim prize home has now been claimed.
A person with the initials L.C. from Bellingen was drawn as the winner last week, but after the organisation's repeated attempts to contact the winner failed, The Advocate was called in to help them out.
It turns out the winner hadn't claimed the prize as they are currently overseas.
"I've received an email from LC and there was some key info in there that only the winner would know," Head of Lotteries Kirsty Moore said.
"It turns out LC is overseas and as part of our Star Supporter program was automatically entered into the draw.
"Someone they know told them that they may have won the prize after seeing an article online.
"I can't reveal any more at this time as we respect the right to anonymity of our winners, but I'd like to congratulate LC - it's quite the prize to come home to.
WEDNESDAY: A WEEK after the draw and the Endeavour Foundation still can't find the lucky Coffs Coast winner of a $1.3 million home on the Sunshine Coast.
If your initials are 'L' and 'C' and your postal address is in Bellingen you might have just become a property millionaire.
'L.C.' is the lucky winner of Endeavour Lottery 423 at Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, which was drawn on Wednesday, September 11.
The newly built open-plan four bedroom home includes a media room, integrated indoor-outdoor living and sleek contemporary finishes like marble, waterfall kitchen benchtops, monochromatic designer fittings and is located in one of Queensland's most picturesque and sought-after suburbs.
Head of Lotteries Kirsty Moore said locating L.C. was proving a challenge.
"I have the best job in the world; calling people and giving away million-dollar homes," Ms Moore said.
"However, I've tried calling the number provided to us by L.C. and that doesn't ring.
"We've also done some detective work to see if we can contact L.C. some other way but to no avail.
"There's a letter in the post for L.C. to the address provided but we'd love to hear from them sooner.
"So, L.C., wherever you are, give me a call - I'd love to give you this home."
L.C. can claim their prize by calling 1800 63 40 40 and providing the necessary information to verify their identity.
Endeavour Lotteries raise much needed funds for Endeavour Foundation, a for-purpose organisation founded in 1951 that supports people with a disability to lead their best lives.
Endeavour Lottery 424, Coolum Beach, is now open.
Go to endeavourlotteries.com.au or call 1800 63 40 40 for tickets.