Ethel’s 1000 watt smile lights the day

April 11, 2018

Collins Booksellers' Kim Fusti and Darryl Ronchi with 2018 Forty Winks Shop Local and Win winner Ethel Munro (centre).

ECHUCA’S Ethel Munro is a testament to the age-old adage that winners are grinners.

She can hardly wipe the smile off her face.

She’s just won $1000.

And thanks to the 2018 Forty Winks Shop Local and Win promotion, she’ll now be able to treat herself to a wild shopping spree around town.

For Ethel, 78, it’s almost too exciting.

‘‘I can’t stop shaking!’’ she said.

Ethel entered the promotion when she was picking up a book she’d ordered for her grandson from Collins Booksellers in Echuca.

‘‘(Collins staff member) Kim asked if I wanted to enter it, so I did,’’ she said.

‘‘When they called me to tell me I’d won, I fell on the bed backwards, I was so excited. My husband John said, ‘what’s wrong?’ and I told him I’d just won $1000.

‘‘I didn’t stop shaking for a while after that.’’

Ethel’s husband John said he was over the moon when Ethel told him the news.

‘‘Ethel kept turning to me and saying, ‘Do you know I won $1000?’’’ he said.

‘‘She even woke me up last night to tell me again.’’

Ethel said she had no idea how she was going to spend the voucher.

‘‘First we’ve got to tell all the family, I’m sure they’ll have some great ideas,’’ she said.

‘‘I’m just excited to win, it’s so special.’’

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