Seafood sammy lands man $50,000

ISOBEL EWING
Last updated 05:00 13/02/2013
Ross Hunter bites into his sub of choice, seafood, at Subway Waiwhakaiho, where he won $50,000 in a nationwide competition.
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UNEXPECTED WIN: Ross Hunter bites into his sub of choice, seafood, at Subway Waiwhakaiho, where he won $50,000 in a nationwide competition.

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There's no such thing as a free lunch, but for one New Plymouth man there's a lunch that pays for itself - roughly 6000 times over.

Ross Hunter, 55, won $50,000 in a nationwide competition run by Subway Restaurants.

He bought the winning sandwich, his customary seafood sub, from Subway Waiwhakaiho.

Mr Hunter planned to put the money towards a new roof, paying off his credit card and a trip to Cyprus or Scotland.

"I'll do the important stuff first then work out how much is left. I might just be going to Australia."

The trip would be a huge adventure for Mr Hunter, who had never been overseas.

"I don't even have a passport," he said.

To get in the draw, customers had to buy any sub, salad or wrap and any Coca-Cola drink then enter online or via text with a unique code printed on their receipt.

"I nearly didn't enter," Mr Hunter said.

"I tried two or three times on my phone and then on my laptop, then I got my son to do it."

Mr Hunter's second-biggest win had been $100 on a scratchie four months ago.

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