Donna Nicholas is still deciding how she will spend a $3000 voucher to Weily's Betta Home Living after winning the major raffle prize from the recent Orange Relay for Life.
"I just bought a brand new washing machine and microwave," Ms Nicholas said.
She said she was considering buying a new gas heater for winter.
Ms Nicholas said she bought three raffle tickets at the East Orange Village Market but didn't give them a second thought.
"I'm a nurse so when I see the Cancer Council I always buy tickets and I never think about it afterwards because I never win," she said.
It's $2 a ticket and most people are happy to get a $2 ticket to hope for a cancer free future.Cancer Council community relations coordinator Brendon Argyle
Cancer Council community relations coordinator Brendon Argyle said the raffle was the main fundraiser for the Relay for Life, which raised about $80,000 this year.
"It's $2 a ticket and most people are happy to get a $2 ticket to hope for a cancer free future," he said.
There were $7300 in prizes for the raffle and other winners were Cheryl Howarth, Brad Murray, Neil Gill, Ebony Parkes and Kate Maguire.
Mr Argyle said more than 770 people attended the relay on April 6 and 7 and there were more teams at the Cancer Council fundraising event than last year.
Mr Argyle said the Spirit of Relay was renamed the Sandy Ostini Relay for Life Spirit Award and was unveiled at the Hope Ceremony.
The award was presented to Care Bears United team leader Dorothy West who shaved her head to raise money and awareness before the Relay for Life.
"There were a few contenders for the award, it will be ongoing because Sandy over the past 19 years was [so involved] with relay," Mr Argyle said.
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