Our Million Dollar Share Prize Just Went Off!

Posted on: 5th February 2016

One very lucky reader will be livin’ large.

When 27 year-old Olivia Evans picked up the phone on Thursday night, she had no idea it would be a life-changing call.

The Sydney based college student was announced as the winner of Tomorro’s Million Dollar Share competition after deciding to enter on a whim in August.

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“When I first got the news over the phone I honestly thought that it had to be some kind of joke or scam and there had to be some kind of catch. But, as the call went on I transitioned from being totally sceptical to just plain dumbfounded by the news,” Olivia says.

The lucky SHESAID reader won a cool $20,000 as well as the chance to come to SHESAID’s editorial HQ where she drew an envelope for a one in one hundred chance of scoring a million dollars.

Olivia, who is currently undertaking her PhD, says she entered the draw on a whim without actually checking what the prize was, assuming it would be something small and trivial.

“I normally never enter these things, because I never think there’s chance of winning. I do remember reading the entry form that day for the competition and thinking, ‘Eh, why not? Doesn’t hurt to give it a go, I never do these things, you never know your luck’. However, I definitely couldn’t recall what the prize was, in my mind it was something in the value range of a book voucher.”

Olivia claimed her $20,000 prize with her parents and boyfriend by her side to celebrate. Although she didn’t draw the winning million dollar envelope, Olivia says the whole experience has still been life-changing. “I want to buy myself a nice new reliable car, I wouldn’t have ever been able to afford it if this hadn’t happened. I’m just a student, I’ve only been scraping by. This sort of money is life-changing for me.”

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We’re so happy for Olivia, congrats from all the Tomorro team!

“I normally never enter these things, because I never think there’s chance of winning. I do remember reading the entry form that day for the competition and thinking, ‘Eh, why not? Doesn’t hurt to give it a go, I never do these things, you never know your luck’. However, I definitely couldn’t recall what the prize was, in my mind it was something in the value range of a book voucher.”

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Olivia claimed her $20,000 prize with her parents and boyfriend by her side to celebrate. Although she didn’t draw the winning million dollar envelope, Olivia says the whole experience has still been life-changing. “I want to buy myself a nice new reliable car, I wouldn’t have ever been able to afford it if this hadn’t happened. I’m just a student, I’ve only been scraping by. This sort of money is life-changing for me.”

We’re so happy for Olivia, congrats from all the Tomorro team!

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