9 in 10 for a car
Former Blenheim man Kent Morgan was sitting on the couch of his Wellington home in his undies, "having a geeze on Twitter" when he decided to jump at the chance to win a $35,000 car.
The Paul Henry Show had tweeted that they were going to be at his local cafe, Midnight Espresso, giving people the chance to play "9 in 10", in which they had to name nine board games in 10 seconds.
Morgan "chucked on some pants and got down there", and was selected to take on the challenge to win a Kia Cerato.
He made it look easy, naming 10 board games in his 10 seconds - games that he used to get sick of playing on family holidays.
"Mum and Dad used to thrash them when we were on holidays and stuff . . . but I'm not com plaining now I've got $30k out of it," he said.
Morgan won the contest on March 25 and he and wife Samantha flew to Auckland on March 27 to appear on the show.
"It's been a hectic last week and a half to be honest, if you told me last week I was going to win a car and fly up to Auckland and be on TV . . . it still hasn't sunk in yet I don't think."
They picked up their new car on Sunday, but had decided to sell it on Trade Me and buy a "run-around" car with the money. They would also be selling their old car, a Mazda Atenza station wagon.
"We'll get rid of what we've got now . . . it's got more holes in it than a bloody sieve."
The red Kia hatchback has already been listed on Trade Me, with an asking price of $30,000.
Morgan grew up and attended school in Blenheim, and moved to Wellington in 2010.
The Marlborough Express