First try hits the jackpot

Competition winner Katharine Stewart-Robinson with, from left, Emirates regional manager for Western Australia Darren Tyrrell, Nick Cummins, Brett Sheehan and Tetera Faulkner.
Competition winner Katharine Stewart-Robinson with, from left, Emirates regional manager for Western Australia Darren Tyrrell, Nick Cummins, Brett Sheehan and Tetera Faulkner.

In fact, the winner of our Win Your Way to London prize draw says this was the first time she has ever bothered to enter a competition, and was blown away to hear that her name was drawn ahead of more than 40,000 entrants.

As well as the lure of the main prize ” two business class airfares with Emirates and seven nights accommodation at the Caesar Hotel in central London, valued at $17,800 ” Ms Stewart-Robinson believed other components of the competition were made for her.

Readers were asked to find the Emirates Western Force rugby matchballs hidden throughout the paper and use them to fill in a coupon.

‘I like rugby and I used to work with Qantas; I was interested in their partnership with Emirates and I have been looking at a way to use Qantas frequent flyer points to get to Europe this year,’ Ms Stewart-Robinson said.

‘When I saw the competition I thought this is looking like something I would be very interested in.

‘But I swear this is the first competition I’ve entered. The gods must be crazy or something.’

Ms Stewart-Robinson’s long-term partner Terry immediately anointed himself as her travelling partner and couldn’t wait to tell his mates about the win.

Emirates WA Regional Manager Darren Tyrrell said among the features the business class travellers would enjoy were luxurious massage seats that convert into lie-flat beds, and a wide-screen in-flight entertainment system.

Four people won runner-up prizes of a double pass to a Western Force home game.