Handed keys to a dreamland
Builder bags £10k and a Mercedes
SELF-EMPLOYED builder got a welcome surprise when he found out he had won a brand new luxury car – with £10,000 in the boot.
Satwinder Johar said he was in ‘dreamland’ when he was handed the keys to a silver Mercedes AMG SLS worth £165,000 in an unannounced visit to his home in Hayes on Tuesday, January 13.
The 23-year-old had paid £11 to enter a Dream Car draw, held by competition firm Best of the Best at the Westfield shopping centre in White City.
On seeing what he had won, the shocked fatherof-one said: “Oh my goodness, this is unreal! I can’t believe it. Thank you so much. I love this car!”
He added: “I really don’t know what to say. I always hoped I would win, but this is an incredible feeling.”
His wife, Manpreet, 23, cried when he told her the good news over the phone, saying: “Are you lying? No way. Don’t lie!”
And within hours of his win, Mr Johar was inundated with calls from friends and family all over the world offering their congratulations.
He said: “It took a long
Asink in but the more I talked about it, the more it became real. I had calls from India and Australia and across the UK and everyone is so happy for me.”
Father-of-one Mr Johar id he planned to save ost of the money, but as considering spending me of it on a wellserved holiday later s year. Up until now he had ven a Vauxhall Astra. The car he actually won was a £95,000 AMG GT, but none are available in the UK yet, so he was presented with the older model instead.
Mr Johar, who had entered the competition a couple of times before without success, said afterwards: “I was very shocked.
“It happened so suddenly, all at once. I’ve never won anything before. It’s a very, very good start to 2015.”
Best of the Best launched at Heathrow Airport in 1999. It now has stands across the country and has given away £17million worth of cars.
n WINNER: Satwinder Johar with his new Mercedes. Pictured with his family and Best Of The Best managing director William Hindmarch