He bought himself a single ticket, costing less than a couple of takeaway coffees and lo and behold, his name was then revealed during the live draw as the winner. “I was flabbergasted to be honest,” Colin explained. “It’s not every day someone rings you up to tell you you’ve won a car.” The Mustang’s registration number GVU 548D even matched Colin’s birthday, born on the fifth of the month, in 1948 – it must have been fate.
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On your Mark VII
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