Joy Wilson and her husband Brian are in disbelief after a phone call from Sunrise made them $70,000 richer.
She received the call for the Cash Cow competition on Thursday morning while she was driving from her home in Curlewis to Moree for her role with Homes North Community Housing.
The former Salvation Army major has entered the competition for 18 months because of her strong desire to visit her daughter and her family in South Africa.
“I never expected it but you always hope you’ll get the call,” Mrs Wilson said.
“I was overjoyed.”
Mrs Wilson hasn’t been able to visit her daughter since 2013 and is yet to meet her two-year-old twin grandsons.
“I think it’s time,” she said.
The couple are currently renovating their home with the hopes of adding a downstairs area now a possibility.
The “shack” was purchased for $50 in Narrabri and was moved to Curlewis. They have been working steadily on changes including new doorways, walls, flooring and plastering.