JACKPOT TIME: Jaimie Wilkie celebrates winning free return airfares to Brisbane with Banana Shire Council's Cr Nev Ferrier and Nicole Holmes.
JACKPOT TIME: Jaimie Wilkie celebrates winning free return airfares to Brisbane with Banana Shire Council's Cr Nev Ferrier and Nicole Holmes.

Major raffle winner goes for victory lap down street

JUMPING for joy doesn’t begin to measure the excitement Jaimie Wilkie felt when she won two return airfares to Brisbane.

In remarkable circumstances, Jaimie has now had her name called out two years in a row for the prize of two airfares to Brisbane at the Spring Into Kariboe Fair’s Coin Collection raffle, only this time she was present to collect.

With the raffle’s major prize winner having to present themselves within just seconds, Jaimie made sure she wasn’t going to miss out.

“I was up in front of Heilbronns Mensland and the presentation was in front of Steve’s Barber,” Ms Wilkie said.

“The MC said we had to be loud and clear if our name was called out so I made sure of that.

“Essentially I had to do a victory lap up Kariboe Street to make it.”

Jaimie was overseas last year when her name was called which added to the shock factor of claiming the major prize this year.

“I was looking around the crowd and I kept digging her in ribs saying the next one will be me,” Ms Wilkie said.

“Then Jaimie Wilkie was called out and I’m looking around for a Jamie Wilkie and it took a second for me to realise I’m Jaimie Wilkie, wow that’s me.

“To be called out two years in a row is something special.”

Ms Wilkie has until March 2020 to use the two return airfares and she’d like to thank Helloworld, Fly Corporate and the Callide Dawson Chamber of Commerce.