When Keith Vanstan dropped into the Ballarat RACV Shop to buy his monthly batch of Woolworths WISH Gift Cards in November, little did he know the purchase would win him a trip to Thailand.
Keith, 85 (pictured with his wife, Alice), was automatically entered into a draw for a $5500 nine-night holiday package at Paradise Koh Yao near Phuket.
He is transferring the prize to his grandson. “I rang him straight away and he had to go home and ask his wife and then he rang back saying yes he’ll go and was very excited. He plans to go in November.
“His wife told us that when she found out about the prize, it brought tears to her eyes. The first thing they did was find a babysitter for their kids.”
Keith, an RACV member for almost 60 years, buys four WISH cards once a month, using the 5 per cent RACV discount to save on groceries and fuel.
He is happy to stay close to home, gardening, playing indoor bowls three times a week and volunteering twice a month at Sovereign Hill. “When I retired, the advice they gave me was that your wife never retires and you need to take her out for meals so we enjoy going out three times a week for dinner.”
“This is the first time I’ve won a competition with RACV and I’m thrilled. It’s great that I can enter via post because I’m computer illiterate.”