Alistair from Vale Park is $10,000 richer after claiming the third and final prize in Mix102.3’s Secret Sound of Adelaide.
The husband and father-of-two told Michelle Murphy just after 10am on Tuesday that he thought the mysterious sound involved an anchor at Semaphore.
Listen to the moment he claimed his massive prize in the video above.
“The location is down on the Semaphore foreshore and there’s an old anchor that’s got a couple of little chains that are linked together and I think it’s rattling those chains,” he said.
Michelle then asked him how he thought the cryptic clue ‘John Travolta’ fitted into that guess.
“That’s the only clue I can’t relate to it,” Alistair said. “I can’t find any of his movies that relate.”
“I think I know the anchor you’re talking about,” Michelle replied, dropping a little hint of what was to come. “It’s called the ‘Star Of Greece’.”
She then played the sound effect that meant Alistair was right – he had won $10,000.
“Are you serious?” Alistair said first.
“I don’t believe that, you’re kidding me. Far out. I’m gobsmacked. No-one’s gonna believe it.
“Brilliant, thanks Michelle, thank you 102.3, that is unbelievable.
“Look out Townsville, I think we’re coming.”
Alistair had actually visited the anchor this morning to check if he was on the right track.
“I went down to the anchor first thing this morning,” he said. “I tried the different fittings on there, they were all welded except the little chains, they were the only things you could move around.
“When you moved it, it actually made the exact same sound. I couldn’t believe it, I knew straight away that was it.”
Alistair’s win means we’ve given away $30,000 to three winners of three separate secret sounds of Adelaide across the past five weeks.
The first sound was won by Angie from McLaren Vale! She correctly guessed that it was the door opening of the Conservatory in the Botanic Gardens.
The second sound was won by Sally from Banksia Park who identified the sound as jiggling the lock on the toll house at the bottom of the South Eastern Freeway at Glen Osmond.
But even better than that, we’ve also made almost 100 donations of $100 to the charities of Adelaide, entirely chosen by you.
Everyone who guessed – rightly or wrongly – was able to choose a charity that Mix102.3 would donate $100 in their name. The final tally was as follows…
|Royal Flying Doctor Service||$400|
|Childhood Cancer Association||$400|
|Juvenile Diabetes Foundation||$400|
|Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation||$200|
|The Heart Foundation||$200|
|National Breast Cancer Foundation||$200|
|Ronald McDonald House||$200|
|Ovarian Cancer Australia||$200|
|AMCR Aussie Muscle Car Run for the Leukaemia Foundation||$100|
|Backpacks 4 SA Kids||$100|
|The Butterfly Foundation||$100|
|Muscular Dystrophy Foundation South Australia||$100|
|Flinders Medical Centre Foundation||$100|
|The Don Dunstan Foundation||$100|
|Love, Hope and Gratitude Australia||$100|
|Southern Cross Kids Camp||$100|
|Share The Dignity||$100|
|Crippled Children’s Association||$100|
|YP Puppy Rescue||$100|
|Children’s Tumour Foundation||$100|
|Guide Dogs SA||$100|
|Orange Sky Australia||$100|
|MS Research Foundation||$100|
|The Smith Family||$100|
|Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation||$100|
|Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation||$100|
|Cystic Fibrosis Australia||$100|
|NeuroSurgical Research Foundation||$100|
|Heart and Soul Food Assistance||$100|