Gran wins 180mph sports car worth £100k but is keeping her treasured Vauxhall Corsa
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A woman who won a £100,000 Porsche 911 has said she’d rather stick to her trusty Vauxhall Corsa.
Joanne McGuigan, 49, won the red supercar in the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, initially believed it was ‘too good to be true’, and didn’t even share the good news with her other half.
However, she then decided to check again and realised she had actually won the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe.
Despite winning the 180mph sports car, Joanne has no immediate plans to part with her old Vauxhall Corsa VXR worth £10,000.
Joanne, of Fife, Scotland, said: "I’d just come in from work and saw an email from Omaze saying I’d won something.
"I thought it sounded too good to be true, so didn’t even mention to my husband when he came home.
"Later that night, I decided to check it again and was flabbergasted to find that my entry code did indeed match - and I’d genuinely won a Porsche!
"My husband was still dubious though and told me not to get my hopes up, but now the car is actually here I think he’s finally convinced!
"I have never won anything before this so I’m still in shock to be honest.
"It’s the first time I’ve ever been inside a Porsche and the car is absolutely stunning - after going for a spin I can safely say it's definitely quicker than my Vauxhall!"
Rather than get used to the flash new motor, Joanne and her husband have decided to sell it.
Joanne, who recently started working as a training officer for home care through her local council, said: "As much as my husband would love to keep it, the money we’ll get from selling it is life changing.
"We’re going to sell it and use the money to pay off our mortgage - and treat our children and grandchildren.”
For some context, the Porsche features a 3.0L, twin-turbo, six-cylinder engine and can go from 0-62mph in just four seconds. Meanwhile, her 1.6-litre Corsa can still produce a respectable 200bhp and takes seven seconds to reach 62mph.
Joanne won the car after buying a £10 ticket for Omaze Million Pound House Draw, with the main prize being a stunning £4,500,000 waterfront house in Cornwall, that also comes with a £100,000 cash prize, so you can kit out your new gaff - or buy Joanne’s car off her.