Queen of quiz notches seven out of 11 tries

19:33, Jan 12 2014
Margaret Milne
SURPRISE: The Southland Times Bumper New Year Quiz winner Margaret Milne with some of the books she used to help answer the questions.

To win The Southland Times' Bumper New Year Quiz is quite an achievement, but Margaret Milne, of Gore, has won it for the seventh time in the past 11 years.

On Thursday afternoon, Mrs Milne answered a phone call from The Southland Times to say she had won, and she was very surprised.

"I honestly did not think I was going to win, I was so surprised," she said.

Mrs Milne first won the Bumper Quiz back in 2003 and had made attempted it each year since.

Her score this year was 98 out of a possible 100, although there were a couple of questions she was unsure about.

To answer the questions, Mrs Milne borrowed 19 books from the Gore library, with most on the All Blacks and cricket.

"It was a difficult quiz, but it had a good range of questions," she said.

Over the years she had won, Mrs Milne had received vouchers and one year received a jigsaw puzzle.

Second place went to Kerri Perwick and Steven Page, of Invercargill, with a score of 97, and third place went to Elaine Woodrow, of Curio Bay, with a score of 96.

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