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Mining donga to mansion: Man’s life turned upside with prize home win

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A Queensland man’s life has been turned upside with a $15 raffle ticket and a bit of luck.

A Queensland man's life has been turned upside with a $15 raffle ticket and a bit of luck.

Tony Baldry, a fitter and turner working at the Hail Creek open cut mine outside Mackay, has won a multi-million dollar home on the Sunshine Coast and $100,000 in gold bullion in a YourTown Prize Home competition.

He told 9News when he received the life-changing phone call, he didn't believe it.

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Tony Baldry, a fitter and turner working at the Hail Creek open cut mine outside Mackay, has won a multi-million dollar home on the Sunshine Coast and $100,000 in gold bullion in a YourTown Prize Home competition.

"My boss Dan showed up. 'What are you doing, sitting in the car doing nothing?' I said 'bugger off I'm a millionaire," Mr Baldry said.

Not long afterwards he told his boss he'd be quitting and moving to Cooroibah on the Sunshine Coast.

He says he now plans to deck the house out before his work mates come for a visit.

Watch the full story in the video above

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/yourtown-queensland-man-wins-yourtown-prize-home-lottery-news/15afb6d5-8338-4d97-95fa-293b78353e46

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