Local mum to see Oprah
KYLIE Spees was feeling particularly lucky when she registered for the chance to win tickets to see world wide TV personality Oprah Winfrey at her show in Sydney.
And lady luck was definitely on her side when her name was drawn from a lotto as the winner of two tickets to the Opera House show.
Only six thousand fans were lucky enough to get tickets in the world wide public ballot.
Ms Spees said she loved Oprah and, as a new mum, had the chance to sit down and watch the show.
She said she told her partner Jeremy Cook she had a feeling she might win when she entered.
"I just had a gut feeling," she said.
"I know that sounds silly.
"I said I’d pay anything to go and see Oprah and then I found out it was an online lotto.
"I haven’t had a chance to sit down and take it all in really," she said.
Ms Spees is going to take her mum, Yvonne Spees along to the show on December 14.
She was holidaying in Fiji and found out the news when she got back to Australia.
"I’m over the moon," she said.
"I was so excited, I was dancing around the room when I heard."
Kylie said she couldn’t wipe the smile off her face on Monday.
"I’ve checked the [email] confirmation [to make sure it’s real] a couple of times already."
Since winning the tickets, Ms Spees has become a local celebrity.
She said within hours, media outlets from Queensland and NSW had contacted her about her win and she was asked to be the local on-the-ground radio reporter after the show.
People had three days to register their details for the chance to win tickets to the show.
Meanwhile, there has still been no word on whether the Whitsundays is on Oprah’s list of places to visit while on her down-under tour.
Tourism Whitsundays chief executive Peter O’Reilly confirmed yesterday that the organisation still hadn’t heard any word about Oprah’s visit.
"Tourism Whitsundays continues to push for the Whitsundays to be included in the itinerary but as yet has not had acceptance or decline of the proposal," he said.
"We are very aware of the potential exposure this would gain for the region and are very eager to ensure the Whitsundays features during her visit."