This is what it was like to be a winner in 1977!
This year yourtown marks 60 years of creating brighter futures. To celebrate, we’ve been going through the archives to see what 60 years of Art Unions looks like.
Bert also believed in getting value for money.
Sadly, he passed away in 2002, but according to his niece Christine, he drove the Datsun until he could drive no more.
“One of my lasting memories is of him with his car and how proud he was of it,” she said.
“He only sold it in the late 90s when for health reasons he had to give up driving. He hated to give it up. I think it gave him an independence he thought he’d never have.”
Bert’s lottery ticket cost him 50 cents.
Fifty cents for a car that lasted him 20 years was a good investment. But the change it made to the lives of the Windsor family was priceless.
60 years of changing lives
In 1961, we launched our first ever Art Union – with two shillings getting supporters a ticket to win one of four Holden EK Hydra-matics, valued at £1,000 each.
Over the years a wide range of prizes have been offered up - from sewing machines to horses. But it was in 1982, when the first ever Prize Home tickets were sold, that we entered a new era for our lotteries.
Your support over the years has made all the difference.