When Gold Coast horticulturalist Nick Matthews came upon he had received a complete condominium advanced in Palm Seaside, the very first thing he did, after saying ‘wow 20 instances’ was surprisingly stage headed.
The 30-year-old obtained a telephone name from the RSL Artwork Union in Might to tell he had received the $6 million prize, and the very first thing he did was search monetary recommendation, and has in the end determined to promote the flats.
The newly-built advanced at 1453 Gold Coast Highway contains 5 trendy fully-furnished flats, together with a double storey penthouse with ocean views.
“I used to be very surprised and stereotypically speechless,” stated Mr Matthews, who missed a number of calls from the RSL after having labored an evening shift. “I believe I stated ‘wow’ about 20 instances.”
That same night Mr Matthews searched online for a financial adviser who has since been helping him navigate the process of managing such a windfall.
“That night I looked up lotto wins and read about the high percentage of people who waste it or lose it,” he said. “It really is an emotional rollercoaster, what you go through. I wanted someone with a steady head to keep me grounded and explain what it all means.
“I’ve by no means had $100,000 in my checking account not to mention any bigger quantity so I didn’t know what that meant.
“I would like this to final me a lifetime, not simply the subsequent 5 years.”
Mr Matthews bought his profitable ticket on a whim after a deliberate cruise vacation was cancelled, leaving him with $100 money to splash.
“I don’t even understand how I ended up on the RSL Artwork Union web site,” he stated.
“I by no means usually purchase lotto tickets or spend cash on raffles.”
Mr Matthews and his associate Tamesha, who hire a modest townhouse in Willow Vale on the northern Gold Coast, spent every week lapping up the penthouse life.
That includes 5 bedrooms, three loos and two dwelling areas, the 261 sqm penthouse has been professionally styled to the tune of $160,000 and would hire for $104,000 per yr.
“It was arduous to drag ourselves away, particularly having stayed within the penthouse,” Mr Matthews stated. “It was so pretty waking up and strolling to the seashore and the cafes, it’s all very engaging.”
However with household and pals on the northern Gold Coast and work in Brisbane, Mr Matthews made the troublesome determination to promote.
The couple plans to purchase a house as soon as the sale is settled and make investments the remainder.
All the constructing is on the market in an expressions of curiosity marketing campaign led by Ray White agent Jackson Paradise, with a penthouse, sub-penthouse and three two-bedroom flats on provide.