24 Feb 2005, 04:41:40 PM

Reporter: Andrea Burns

Most of us know someone who just seems to have it... that happy knack of entering competitions and taking home the prize.

Mum Joanne Bowen is a very successful comp-a-holic. A family holiday at Disneyland in Florida was one of her bigger prizes.

She has also won a trip to London... even a car with this clever line.

Joanne's three daughters have also caught the competition bug... and between the four Bowen ladies they have quite a haul of prizes.

Lesley Fisher took out her first prize when she was eleven - it was a jigsaw puzzle in a Channel 7 competition. And she's still at it - a few hours every day.

Author Mach Dinh-Vu says anyone can be a winner... and he should know. He's now put his winning tips down on paper, in a book called Winners are Grinners . $19.95 plus postage (around $4) P.O. Box 808 HAWTHORN VIC. Or phone (03) 98186226 or fax (03) 98183704

Joanne and Lesley are both members of which has on-line competitions.