Shopper wins big prize

LUCKY MARY: Mary Marshall after receiving her prize on the Find Your Fortune game show.
LUCKY MARY: Mary Marshall after receiving her prize on the Find Your Fortune game show.

Eighty-one-year-old Mary Marshall has had her share of car troubles lately. But all that was forgotten when she won a new Ford Fiesta.

The New World Regent shopper has ended up with much more than her usual groceries after shopping at the supermarket, winning the Ford Fiesta in a nationwide promotion run by New World and Fonterra Brands.

Mary, who was thrilled to receive her prize on the Find Your Fortune game show on TV2 last Thursday night, is the second of four lucky winners of big prizes on offer in the promotion.

"I feel so lucky to have been a part of such a competition and to win a Ford Fiesta is truly the greatest surprise. I have actually had car troubles recently and it's been a real headache so this win is perfect," Mary says.

"It was such a special experience being flown to Auckland to collect my prize and everyone was just so friendly. I'd like to also give a special mention to the staff at New World Regent who have never failed to impress me with their outstanding service."

Mary was born in Whangarei but moved away and returned to the community nine years ago. She has three daughters, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren, all who are over the moon with her big win.

New World Regent owner-operators Todd and Lilian Leathem are also very excited about the win and delighted that one of their shoppers scooped up one of the prizes.

"We've had a blast running this promotion, and we're thrilled to be giving this fantastic prize to Mary, who is a really deserving winner," Todd says.

"This just proves that this can happen to anyone, even in our tight-knit community."

Whangarei Leader