Retiree’s $20,000 morning surprise

The Cash Cow delivered to Mount Beauty. Picture: SUNRISE/CHANNEL SEVEN
The Cash Cow delivered to Mount Beauty. Picture: SUNRISE/CHANNEL SEVEN

Mount Beauty’s Yvonne McDonald had no idea when she woke on Wednesday morning she’d be going to bed $20,000 richer that night.

Mrs McDonald entered Sunrise’s Cash Cow competition with no real hope of coming away any richer. 

But about 7.40am she received a shock phone call. 

“I had no hope,” Mrs McDonald said.

“In my eyes I never thought I’d get it.

“It was very much a shock and both of our children are really rapt we did it.”

Footage: SUNRISE/CHANNEL SEVEN

Footage: SUNRISE/CHANNEL SEVEN

Mrs McDonald said she would use to money to redo her garden so her husband Ray, who has had multiple heart attacks, does not need to tend the lawn. 

She said any left-over money might be used on a holiday.

The retirees moved to Mount Beauty six and a half years ago, encouraged by their children. 

Mrs McDonald said the pair were enjoying a nice quiet lunch on Wednesday to celebrate but were still somewhat shocked by the surprise win.