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Teenager, Jessica McDonald, received a wonderful surprise early Christmas present this week, being the lucky winner of the Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie boat raffle.

The winning ticket No. 40991 was drawn on Sunday 9th December and Jessica couldn't believe her luck when she received the phone call telling her she had won a new, fully registered, 3.6 metre tinny and trailer, complete with 5 hp outboard and all the vital safety equipment.

Jessica, a St. Patrick's school student, lives with her with Mum, Dad and brother Josh, at Maryland. The family often spend holidays on the lake with Dad’s speed boat, and now Jessica can add boating to her other love of horse riding, at which she is very accomplished.

Jessica will now obtain her boat licence courtesy of the training program conducted regularly at Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie.

Pictured are Jessica and her family receiving the prize at the Pelican Rescue Base, from John Hatton Unit Commander Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie.