Bankstown Sports was flowing with excitement last night as members arrived early, eagerly hoping to be the lucky new owner of a BMW 118i or win a share of $16,000.
Prior to the final draw night, we had secured 9 finalist positions over 9 weeks, and had a remaining three finalists spots to give away. Members began arriving from 4pm to swipe their membership cards for one last chance to share in the prizes on offer.
Our 9 finalists arrived early to ensure they registered their presence to stake their claim! All 9 presented well before 7PM. This meant that the 3 remaining finalist spots would be drawn at 7PM, 7:30PM & 8PM.
At 7PM the barrel containing 3 hours worth of tickets was spun and Finalist 10 was selected. W.Malec’s ticket was drawn out, and she quickly paced through the Rainforest Lounge in under 4 minutes to claim her place in the final box selection. As a long term member of Bankstown Sports, she was delighted to take up the spot on the main stage.
The Rainforest Lounge was still a buzz, with everyone contemplating, waiting to see if they would be taking up a place in the final draw. In the meantime, tickets kept dropping and the barrel kept spinning.
Finalist 11 was called at 7:30PM. We were looking for Q.Thanh. Almost instantly a beaming member emerged from the crowd in the Rainforest Lounge, claiming the 2nd last finalist position.
Lucky final finalist 12 was J.Dawes – who was so thrilled to have made the final cut at 8PM.
Then with all 12 finalists drawn, it was time to select their choice of box numbers.
T.Hoang was the first finalist to select his box, as he was the finalist winner from week 1 of the ‘What’s in the Box?’ promotion. He selected box number 1 and couldn’t wait to find out what was in the box!
G.Haddad, finalist from week 2 was quick to select box 2. It appeared a pattern was occurring until week three winner, S.Spirovski chose box 5 without any hesitation.
On went the remaining selections until all 12 boxes were allocated. Finalists then took position on the main stage in the Rainforest Lounge, behind their selected box. Boxes were then opened individually, in numerical order.
What’s in the Box?!
1, 2, 3, 4… cash kept coming out… until the lid was removed from box 5 by S.Spirovski, who was thrilled to reveal he was the proud owner of a brand new BMW 118i! The remaining finalists were exhilarated to discover they had won cash, despite not taking home the major prize.
S.Spirovski said he was in disbelief that he had chosen the wining box.
“I couldn’t believe it when I turned the gold paper over, and it said I had won the car. I have been coming to Bankstown Sports for over 20 years and enjoy dining in the Bistro with my wife. I often go on weekend trips down south past Batemans Bay in my Toyota Hilux, so it will be great to have a luxury car for the long drive.”
S.Spirovski said there was a special reason why he chose box 5.
“I didn’t tell anyone before the draw what box number I would pick. I once bet $5 on number 5 in the greyhound racing and won. Since then, I deemed it my lucky number.”
Congratulations to all finalists, who were all prize winners in the Bankstown Sports ‘What’s in the Box?’ Promotion.
Mystery Briefcase commences from Friday 13 September, with the first finalist to be selected next Thursday night, 19 September. You can start swiping from 9AM AEST 13/9/19 for your chance to become a finalist in the Mystery Briefcase Final Draw, to be held on Thursday 14 November 2019 – where a BMW X1 and a share of $16,000 cash is guaranteed to be given away.