Traveston mother wins $15k

TRAVESTON’S Davina Foster was having an ordinary enough hectic morning yesterday, getting the kids off to school, multi-tasking and glancing every now and then at Channel Seven’s Sunrise program.

On the screen she could see host, Kochie, calling some lucky contestant in the show’s “Cash Cow” contest, in viewers are invited to email the program to enter and then, the winner gets a return call.

Yesterday’s payout of $15,000 was enough to make anyone, including Davina, curious about the reaction of the winner.

It was then that the phone rang.

Davina took a break from a mother’s overwhelming round of morning obligations and heard the voice on the other end.

It sounded very much like David Koch, the man she could see on television talking to someone.

And then she realised the words she saw being spoken on the television were the same as the words she was hearing on her own telephone.

“Good morning Kochie!” she said, before receiving the rather excellent news that she was yesterday’s winner of $15,000 in prize money.

“I’d been entering Cash Cow all year, sending in a text in the morning to enter.

“I only entered twice this week. I sent in my entry with my code word, which was ‘cow’.

“It all happened about 7.20am. They normally do it at 7.15 but they were running a bit behind.”

Davina said she doesn’t want any publicity about the win, which is easier said than done when it has already been announced on national television.

“I’ll pay some bills, maybe buy a water tank and maybe even spend some on me,” she said with a chuckle.

Gympie Times


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