That number ” 3841 ” was only seven shy of the correct total and close enough for the grandmother-of-two to be declared the winner and new owner of the $17,000 car.
The Bayswater resident said the win would help her pay off years of debt and start afresh.
‘When I found out, I had tears in my eyes ” my three-year-old grandson Thomas asked what was wrong and I said ‘I’m happy darling’,’ she said. ‘Life can be hard, but these things happen when you absolutely need them, it’s a godsend.’
Big Rock Toyota donated the Yaris to Centro Warwick where it sat last month, leaving shoppers to guess how many toys could ‘cuddle up’ in the Toyota.
All the toys will be donated to The Samaritans’ Operation Christmas Child charity.