Getting on board the Mater Prize Home Lottery train isn’t hard; simply grabbing a ticket will put you in the draw for a $2.49M prize package. But becoming a VIP may add just a little extra oomph to your garage in the form of a BMW X3 sDrive20i.
Clicking around the internet to purchase the odd lottery ticket is certainly welcomed; they’re generally offering great prizes and use the proceeds for charitable purposes, after all. Mater Prize Home Lottery is no different, but what can really make the world of difference for these organisations is a regular, predictable income.
A VIP subscription allows Mater Lotteries to better plan for the future, whether that be working to towards curing cancer or helping those living with the disease. So not only will you be contributing consistently, which is invaluable, but you’re also guaranteed a ticket (or more, depending on the option you choose) in every Mater Prize Home lottery run during the period of subscription.
Becoming a VIP during July gives you an extra chance to win, putting you in the draw to drive off in a BMW X3 sDrive20i valued at a cool $93,200. Fear not, existing VIPs, because you’re automatically entered into the draw to win this sporty little SUV as well.
BMW have a proud and storied history of creating sports sedans that can handle the normal as well as the Nordschleife, so it’s no surprise that the Bavarians have transferred these skills across to their SUV range. That being said, not everyone needs two tonnes of hulking, M-powered track tearer to handle the school run. That’s where the X3 sDrive20i comes in.
The G01-model BMW X3 sDrive20i runs a powerful 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo putting out 135kw of power and is backed by an eight-speed Steptronic Automatic. This propels the little SUV to a 0-100 time of just 7.3 seconds, which is plenty fast in the real world. Sporty 19in alloy wheels, ‘Sensatec’ perforated sports seats, and a panoramic glass roof complete package.
As you would expect from BMW, the X3 packs some serious safety, including autonomous braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert and speed sign recognition. The X3 even applies the brakes when you’re using cruise control downhill, and lets you know when you’re drifting from your lane. All this stuff, plus dual front, side chest, side curtain and driver’s knee bag as standard help the X3 sDrive20i reach a five-star ANCAP safety rating. If you reckon you’ve got room in your garage for this much style, safety and shenanigans combined, join up to become a VIP today.
Being a BMW, I probably don’t have to delve into too much detail as to just how cossetting the interior is. The X3 sDrive20i offers tri-zone climate control, a 12.3in infotainment screen, DAB digital radio, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless device charging and a head-up display, so your eyes don’t stray too far from the road. And as I’m rapidly learning that an automatic tailgate is a necessity for the school drop-off, I can vouch that the X3 has got that too.
Perhaps my favourite part of the current, G01-model X3 is the Australian connection; it was designed by Sydney boy Calvin Luk, who has been with BMW since 2008. Joining the Bavarian outfit at age 23, he’s been behind the critically lauded F48-model BMW X1, facelifted F20-model BMW 1-series, and the current G29-model BMW Z4, just to name three. I reckon this explains why the X3 looks so good.
If it looks good to you too, become a VIP member today and take advantage of Mater Prize Home lottery’s latest prize pool. Remember, even if you don’t win the BMW, there’s still the $2.49M main prize, just so long as you’ve hopped on the train and bought a ticket.