STAWELL - Kaye Ellen is off to the AFL grand final after she was crowned The Stawell Times-News 'Top Tippa' champion for 2013.
Mrs Ellen, from Wallaloo East, has been in the box seat to win since May and her score of 227.84 following 23 rounds was enough to take home the spoils.
The prize is an all expenses paid AFL grand final experience and Mrs Ellen receives accommodation for two people, tickets to an AFL grand final function that includes food and beverages.
Mrs Ellen has also won the chance to compete against another seven tippers for the chance to win $1,000,000.
Grand finalists each receive 1000 'Bettabucks' to place on different aspects of the 2013 AFL grand final game.
The outcome of these tips, at the end of the AFL game, will be the deciding factor of who will be the overall winner.
Mrs Ellen is looking forward to the event and said at the start of the season, she never expected to win the 'Top Tippa' competition.
"I live on a farm and have retired from work, and footy tipping competitions are just an interest for me," Mrs Ellen said.
"I'm quite glad I did it (joined Top Tippa).
"I didn't expect to win, but I think four nines (four rounds of picking nine out of nine) put me in good stead."
Despite leading so early in the AFL season, Mrs Ellen admitted it was very tense throughout.
"I was glad when Sunday night came around and everything was over," she said.
"It was quite challenging."
Mrs Ellen is an Essendon supporter, who missed the 2013 finals series due to the controversial supplements saga.
However she said she will enjoy watching the football, no matter who was in the grand final.
"I'll probably pick a team on the day, depends on who gets in."
Mrs Ellen will be taking her husband, Graeme, along to the day and said she is 'looking forward' to the experience.
"I'm looking forward to meeting the other winners and just going to the grand final.
"The atmosphere on grand final day and the excitement, there'll be plenty to see," she said.
Mrs Ellen will be joining the 'Top Tippa' competition again 2014 and urges others to join in the fun next year too.
Final 'Top Tippa' leaderboard:
Kaye Ellen 7.95 227.84
Janita Perry 8.2 215.14
Bronwyn Slorach 4.8 212.65
Peter Homden 4.8 211.39
Brian Barber 6.15 211.24
Linda Kelly 6.15 210.29
Andrew Sharp 6.75 208.84
Wayne Sage 8.05 202.89
Kate Sage 4.8 201.73
Justin Keilar 6.15 199.47
Adam Blackman 5.05 198.98
Adam Devereux 8.65 198.34
Terry May 8.65 198.13
Hannah Slorach 8.45 197.44
Thomas Hedges 5 192.58
Dean Lakin 9.25 192.24
Todd Matthews 10 191.59
Bruce Slorach 6.15 186.08
Carolyn Hedges 5 185.04
Bev Blackman 8.2 166.13
Cindy Bibby 5 161.69
Vaughan Allen 5 157.13
Kieren McInitosh 5 152.58
Jessica Brilliant 5 144.14
Josh Pearce 5 140.74
Damien Stevens 5 132.48
Glyndon Guttrey 5 128.44
Marc Brilliant 5 128.33
Jennifer Stevens 5 118.97
Jo-Anne Buckingham 5 115.92
Anthony Hannan 5 114.82