While most of us only dream of cashing up after winning a game, Justin Lebon ended up with a fiancé thanks to a clever Monopoly proposal unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

Justin decided to propose to his girlfriend Michal Ott by playing their favourite board game, Monopoly. But not just any ordinary game of Monopoly. He enlisted the help of his friend and woodworker and Etsy store owner Mark Becker, who together brought the game’s properties into real-life, meaningful locations that the couple both shared. This included street names after the places they grew up in, holiday destinations they’ve both been to, and their current apartment number. Lebon even scoured to find vintage Monopoly sets and made excellent use of the gold playing pieces.

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So cue Christmas Day, it was time for Justin to unveil his magical plan and hatch his Monopoly proposal.

Justin unveiled his gift to Michal and asked her to play. He cheekily loaded the dice so that the only combination to roll would be a seven, landing her on ‘Chance’ with a card that read: ‘Will you marry me? If yes, advance to LUXURY TAX’.

Once Michael reached the Luxury Tax space, Justin got down on bended knee and pulled open a secret compartment with the ring hidden inside.

“I took the wire key and popped open a secret door underneath the luxury tax…I took the ring out and slipped in on her finger. It fit perfect too.”

And of course, she said ‘Yes’.

“She loved every second of the proposal, and I’m glad she did. It took a lot of planning, but I enjoyed every second of it”

Take a look below at the level of detail and incredible effort he went to. Truly magical!

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Lebon even scoured to find vintage Monopoly sets and made excellent use of the gold playing pieces.
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Street names were selected after the places they grew up in, holiday destinations they’ve both been to, and their current apartment number.

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“I took the wire key and popped open a secret door underneath the luxury tax…I took the ring out and slipped in on her finger. It fit perfect too.”
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“She loved every second of the proposal, and I’m glad she did. It took a lot of planning, but I enjoyed every second of it”
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Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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