Marjorie Daines was the winner of a $1500 grocery voucher.
Marjorie Daines was the winner of a $1500 grocery voucher. Adam Hourigan

Winner, winner lobster dinner

MARJORIE Daines was over the moon when she discovered she was the winner of a $1500 grocery voucher with The Daily Examiner's Bill Busters Bingo competition.

"I nearly died," Mrs Daines joked.

"I rang my daughter up in Toowoomba... and she said when we come down on the 29th, we want lobster,"she said.

Mrs Daines, who has lived by herself in Coutts Crossing since her husband died, was looking forward to spending her winnings.

"Instead of getting $30, like I do, or $50 for the groceries, I'll get what I really want," she said.

"Probably the prawns and the roast leg, because they're a little expensive, that's what I'd like," the 87-year-old said about what she would buy.

Mrs Daines also planned to help her family with her winnings.

"I've got a youngest daughter going through chemo, she's got bone cancer and she's only 60," she said.

"I can still probably buy her a meal that she probably can't afford."

When Mrs Daines found out she had won, she was at the club waiting to play bingo.

"They all came over to me, and I always buy the paper at the club, and they all kept coming over (to tell me), and in the end I opened it up (The Daily Examiner) and found it," she said, describing how it happened.

"I've kept it for my daughter to see."

Mrs Daines has not been in the Clarence Valley her whole life, beginning her life in Auburn.

"We bought a shop in Sawtell and then we sold that one and we bought the one in a Jacaranda store, across the road from the hotel," she said.

"It was a doctors and they closed.

"And then we moved out to Coutts.

" I've been there 39 years."



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