Dianne rides her luck; now she?s riding in a new car
By EMMA CORNFORD
THE excitement was palpable as Dianne Wear looked at a table at the Grafton District Services Club deciding which envelope she should choose.
Her hand hovered over the table, then she picked number 11.
Sliding open the envelope, she took the key out and tried it in the door of a car which had been sitting in the club foyer for months. It fitted ? Ms Wear had just won herself a brand new Holden.
"I was thrilled to be picked as one of the 25 ... but then the key turned sideways and I think I was shell-shocked," she said.
"I was absolutely thrilled. The best part is that people I don't even know see me downtown and they come up and say congratulations.
"I'm just tickled pink."
Club general manager Arthur Lysaught said there were thousands of entries in the draw.
"We had about 900 people here on the night of the draw ? members had to be present on the night to win," he said.
"We drew 25 names out of a barrel and then they'd choose an envelope and if the key inside fitted they won the car. There were only six or seven envelopes left by the time Dianne chose hers. Dianne is a lovely lady and a really good member of the club."