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Overjoyed Hospital Home Lottery winners Kevin & Ann Diener (centre) out the front of their brand new West Beach home, accompanied by their thrilled family.

Kevin and Ann Diener from the Adelaide Hills are the stunned and thrilled owners of a brand new $1.3millon Scott Salisbury home in West Beach; they are the winners of the amazing Grand Prize in the first 2014 Hospital Home Lottery.

Kevin, a mechanic from Meadows, was about to be discharged from hospital after having two tumours removed from his bladder when he received the life-changing phone call from The Hospital Research Foundation CEO Paul Flynn.

“I was sitting on the edge of the hospital bed with Ann right beside me. We didn’t believe Paul when he told us we were the winners,” said Kevin.

“I was absolutely stunned, my legs turned to jelly and my head was spinning,” said Ann.

“It was a worrying time while Kevin was having surgery, but to get this fantastic news straight after is just amazing,” said Ann.

As they walked around their new home the following day with their children and grandchildren the Dieners were clearly blown away.

“We own the oldest house in Meadows and now one of the newest in West Beach!” said Kevin.

“I feel like I’ve stepped into someone else’s shoes and am living someone else’s life, these things just don’t happen!”

THRF CEO Paul Flynn said he was delighted to hand the keys to such a lovely couple who were clearly overjoyed with the win.

“We thank the Dieners and every other person who bought tickets in this Hospital Home Lottery,” he said.

“The funds raised through the lottery go towards vital medical research and improving patient care in hospitals, and it’s just wonderful that the South Australian community is generously supporting such a worthwhile cause.”

The lottery was a complete sell out with 3,624 prize winners.

The Dieners had never bought tickets in the lottery before, but this time they bought eight.

“I’m so thrilled I decided that day after hearing the lottery advertised on radio to go and buy some tickets, even though I never expected to win.”

“But as of now, I’m retired! It’s crazy!”

Find out more about how you could win your dream home in The Hospital Research Home Lottery.