Hi all, long time lurker here, however I thought this was worthy enought to warrant a post.
Found a letter in the mail today advertising the Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery. I'm sure most people know the concept: buy a ticket and (maybe) win a home and in the process raise funds to buy equipment etc for the hospital.
What caught my eye however, was the early bird prize being offered: the choice of a BMW convertible or $100,000 in gold bullion!
Interesting to note: there is an ability to vote and comment on the prizes on the main page. At the time I checked, the bullion had received 88 votes compared to 46 for the home.
Can it be real? Precious metals are more desirable than real estate?
Also, someone needs to point out to whoever's in charge of the website that $100,000 of gold is a lot smaller than the pile shown in the picture