Father and son duo win NRL grand final prize
A MUNDUBBERA father and son are off to the 2019 NRL Grand Final in Sydney after the son's partner won the Shed Takeaway Mundubbera's raffle competition.
The Shed owner Tammy Suckelis had secured the pair of tickets via the Times' Monster Tipping Competition.
The Full Experience package included the tickets, flights and accommodation for the grand final on October 6.
However, a surprise baby with partner Rodney meant Ms Suckelis was no longer able to attend, so she decided to raffle off the prize.
Entries could be gained by spending $10 at the Shed.
Kiara Burchard was the lucky winner, despite only having a handful of entries, but there was only one problem.
"I don't really follow it (NRL),” Ms Burchard said.
Luckily, partner Mitchell Trevanion and his dad Michael are "footy mad”, she said.
Michael is a die-hard Parramatta Eels fan, and you can often see him around town sporting the blue and yellow team colours, while Mitchell barracks for the Newcastle Knights.
Michael is still in with a shot of seeing Parramatta in the grand final, as they take on the Brisbane Broncos on Sunday, but the Knights have had a year to forget.
Ms Burchard said the tickets doubled as a birthday present for Mitchell, who turns 25 on October 13.
Ms Burchard, meanwhile, will spend a relaxing girls' weekend at home with her young daughter.