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Lucky winner collects $2750 in first major prize draw

ENTRIES FLOOD IN: The Queensland Times features manager Rebecca Carter and Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale get ready to draw the first City Pride winner from many thousands of entries.
ENTRIES FLOOD IN: The Queensland Times features manager Rebecca Carter and Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale get ready to draw the first City Pride winner from many thousands of entries. Rob Williams

ONE lucky shopper has just become $2750 richer after the first major prize draw in the Queensland Times campaign City Pride.

Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale yesterday did the honours of selecting the first winner from among thousands of entry forms mailed in to the QT.

He said seeing the sea of entry forms for the first prize made him proud to live in a city of people who care about their community.

"It shows that people want to invest in the city," he said.

"Things like this are so important to our community."

The winner received a welcome phone call yesterday from Cr Pisasale and QT staff.

Their full details will be published in next Tuesday's edition of the Queensland Times.

Another two gift wallets, worth $2750 and $5500, are still up for grabs as part of City Pride.

Those who entered the first draw will automatically be entered into the next prize draw, due to be awarded on August 22.

Entries for the second draw will close at 12pm on the day.

All three gift wallets will be spent back into City Pride participating businesses.

More than 370 businesses have signed up to take part, and shoppers only have to buy goods or services at participating businesses to be eligible to enter the competition.

Just grab an entry form at the register and mail it to the QT to enter the remaining prize draws.

You must retain your receipt to be eligible.

Throughout the City Pride campaign, the QT has been calling on shoppers to nominate their favourite businesses.

QT Facebook fans voted in their Top 10 business people from the Ipswich region in the latest poll this week.

The poll attracted more than 200 nominations from Facebook users keen to recognise great business people in the city.

Tomato Rush staff Atarah and Donna Rush took out the top prize, while fitness and beauty places also secured plenty of nominations.

Brooke McEwan from Ipswich Cleaning and choreographer Claire Marshall from Mill St Studios rounded out the top three nominations.

The next poll will be open for nominations at facebook.com/thequeenslandtimes from Monday morning.

Head to qt.com.au for a list of City Pride businesses.

Topics:  city pride (qt)



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