Donna Corr meets Home and Away cast members Peter Vroom, Kate Ritchie, Donna Corr, Alex Papps and Craig Thompson.
Donna Corr meets Home and Away cast members Peter Vroom, Kate Ritchie, Donna Corr, Alex Papps and Craig Thompson.

Competition queen is Bundy’s own lady luck

COMPETITION queen Donna Corr says being lucky is more about your attitude than a four-leafed clover.

Donna has over the years won the Sunrise Cash Cow's $10,000, a trip to Disneyland in LA, concert tickets and small raffles.

The Bundy woman's winning streak began at a young age, winning a fancy dress competition when she was still in kindergarten.

She struck luck again when she was just 6 - at a church fate where she won a beautifully hand crafted rabbit on the chocolate wheel.

Donna Corr is one lucky Bundaberg lady. 2016 Bundaberg. Photo: Craig Warhurst/News mail
Donna Corr is one lucky Bundaberg lady. 2016 Bundaberg. Photo: Craig Warhurst/News mail Craig Warhurst

"I nearly didn't pick up the phone for the Cash Cow - five minutes longer and I'd have been asleep," she said.

"Instead of spending the money on an overseas trip we went out to Longreach to fuel their economy in a time of drought."

Similarly, when she got the call saying she'd won the Disneyland trip, she hung up thinking her sister was playing a joke on her.

In fact she'd won a promotion for a new Channel 7's show at the time - Home and Away.

"I had visited the show with my sister Sandra and thought it was Sandra playing a joke on me when they rang," Donna said.

"I hung up on them and then they rang me back, saying you have really won." She said.

"We took the kids over and they had an absolute ball."

In 2011 she won four concert and back stage passes to see the Angels at the Avondale Tavern in a competition run by 4BU.

"That night was when we went backstage to meet them our friend was asked by Doc, what was our friends favourite Angel's song, our friend answered with an AC/DC song." She said.

"Luckily Doc saw the funny side and agreed it was a good song even if it wasn't an Angels song."

Just recently Donna picked up tickets for Ian Moss's Bundy concert.

But she said luck really was a matter of perception.

While her wedding day was cancelled as a result of the flooding that swept through Bundaberg in 2013, it also meant that the lives of two boys playing in flood waters were saved.

"We were all screaming, trying to find them and when we did they were pinned against a tree, very scared and very water logged." she said.

"If the wedding wasn't cancelled, then they may not still be with us.

"There's two ways of looking at things."

Donna said the one big prize she would like to win was the lottery, but said she had already won life's lotto.

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