She'll get her kicks on Route 66
Geraldine librarian Jill Lyons couldn't believe her luck when she won $10,000 in a Route 66 liquor store competition.
The self-confessed petrolhead gets to choose how she wants to spend the money travelling the famous stretch of American road which has inspired songs and movies.
Originally opened in 1926 as the first highway to link Chicago and Los Angeles, there have been many changes since.
Though it would be too costly for Ms Lyons to ship her 1963 Ford Galaxy to the United States for the trip, she is considering buying a car while there.
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