Handed keys to a dream­land

Builder bags £10k and a Mercedes

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Will Ack­er­mann will.ack­er­mann@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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

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