Violet Town’s Lindsay Kitchingman and Kerry Clarke from Numurkah had a huge surprise last week when they were told they had won the major prizes of the WB Hunter’s 70th anniversary raffle.
Mr Kitchingman took home the Barastoc Kara Kar horse float, valued at $15990, while Ms Clarke won the Clark 410 Cod Catcher, worth $17990.
‘‘I entered to win the float and I am going to pass it on to my nephew (Troy Kitchingman),’’ Mr Kitchingman said.
‘‘It will be perfect for him to take the (kids’ ponies) to pony club,’’ he said.
Ms Clarke said she was still getting her head around her victory.
‘‘At this stage not much thought but we will probably keep it and it might get me a few more friends,’’ she said.
To enter the competition, customers had to purchase $20 worth of products and place their receipts in a barrel to be drawn.
Ms Clarke, who works for Shepparton Villages, said she didn’t believe she had won when she was called.
‘‘I was surprised. I didn’t believe it until I heard them cheering in the background,’’ she said.
Mr Kitchingman had similar feelings when he was notified.
‘‘I was in disbelief. I was like ‘you gotta be kidding me?’,’’ he said.
‘‘Then it sunk in and I was ecstatic.’’
The competition was part of WB Hunter’s 70th anniversary celebrations.