Aussie Battler Claims Biggest Prize in Australian TV History

A stay-at-home mother of five from the south-western suburbs of Sydney has won the biggest prize ever given away in the history of Australian television. 

Samantha Bolton, 45, from Woodbine near Campbelltown, is the lucky winner of a multi-million-dollar Block Gatwick apartment.

The apartment was renovated by contestants on the most recent series of Nine’s long-running, top-rating renovation reality program.

Samantha won the ultimate prize by getting the winning golden ticket in her box of MONOPOLY – The Block Special Edition.

“I am in total shock, it’s so hard to believe I have won,” said Samantha, who purchased the winning game from Big W in Bega.

“I actually can’t comprehend it. It has not sunk in yet. I have to keep pinching myself. I haven’t won anything since the lolly jar competition in grade two. I am just overwhelmed. It’s incredible and life changing. Our family are massive fans of The Block, but never in a million years did I think we’d win.”

Host of The Block, Scott Cam, was overjoyed at Samantha’s huge windfall.

“When I heard that the winner was a true-blue Aussie battler from the suburbs I couldn’t have been happier. This year’s Blockheads put their heart and soul into creating this magnificent property and Samantha will go down in the history books as its proud owner,” Scotty said.

The Block-themed edition of the world’s favourite board game was a runaway success and a popular stocking filler in the lead-up to Christmas.

All 14 seasons of properties on The Block are featured on the limited-edition game, with Dux House in Albert Park replacing the famous and coveted Mayfair address.

The Block will return for an historic 15th series this year.

For further information please contact:
Michelle Stamper
Nine Network Publicity

Tuesday, January 1, 2019