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I won brand new Porsche worth £100k for just £10 – but I'm going to sell it

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A LEARNER driver has won a brand new Porsche worth more than £100,000 in a prize draw but intends to sell it to get a Ford Fiesta.

Phoebe Kneller, 23, from Salisbury, won the flashy Porsche Taycan 4S as an “Early Bird Prize” after paying £10 for a ticket in a recent Omaze Million Pound House Draw.

Phoebe Kneller is set to take her driving test later this month

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Phoebe Kneller is set to take her driving test later this monthCredit: Omaze
The Porsche Taycan 4S is Phoebe's first car but she doesn't intend on keeping it

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The Porsche Taycan 4S is Phoebe’s first car but she doesn’t intend on keeping itCredit: Omaze
The flash electric motor cost more than £100,000

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The flash electric motor cost more than £100,000Credit: Omaze

Phoebe is set to take her first driving test later this month and the electric super-saloon will be her first car.

She declared the day she won as the “best day” of her life because as well as winning the car she also found out she had landed her dream job as a healthcare assistant.

Phoebe left her receptionist job in March and had gone on holiday with her boyfriend Josh, 25, while she waited to hear if she had got the job at a hospital.

On the day she had got the call telling her she had won the enviable motor, she and Josh had just left the hotel in Tenerife as they had woken up to a cockroach.

Phoebe said “it was a pretty terrible start to the day, but winning a £100,000 car was quite the turn around to say the least”. 

The Taycan’s twin electric motors produce an impressive 530PS and a whopping 640Nm of torque – which power the four-wheel drive vehicle to be able to accelerate from 0 to 62mph in four seconds.

It comes in white paint that contrasts against the 21-inch two-tone 21-inch wheels, costing over £1,000 per corner.

The model also comes with a host of extras too, worth some £25,000, including the Performance Battery Plus pack and has an on-the-road price of more than £100,000.

Its high-tech battery means drivers can travel more than 250 miles on a single charge.

The eco-friendly car is also exempt from road tax.

Porsche Taycan is the companies first all-electric sports car – and it can hit 161mph

Phoebe – who had only been an Omaze subscriber for one month – is currently learning to drive in a 1.3-litre Mercedes-Benz A-class with only 120PS that takes almost 10 seconds to reach 62mph.

Josh drives an 11-year-old Skoda Octavia and says he has no intention of taking the Porsche for a spin saying he’ll happily be a “passenger princess” when Phoebe passes her test.

A stunned Phoebe said: “When I found out I’d won, I was actually in a bit of a grump.

“I’d gone on holiday with my boyfriend, as I’d recently left my old job and was waiting to find out if I’d landed a new one.

“On the day I got the call from Omaze we were in the middle of moving hotels, as we’d woken up with an unwanted guest in our room, a massive cockroach.

“So, my day hadn’t got off to the best start, but then Omaze told me I’d won a brand new Porsche – so not only did my day change for the better, my whole life did.

It’s fair to say I never expected my first car to be a £100k Porsche, I was thinking more along the lines of a Ford Fiesta.

Phoebe Kneller

“Just after Omaze called, I also found out I’d got the job I’d applied for – it really was the best day of my life.

“The car is absolutely stunning, although I won’t be taking it for a spin as I don’t have a driving licence.

“I’ve got my test coming up in May, so maybe I’ll practise my three point turns in the driveway until then.

“It’s fair to say I never expected my first car to be a £100k Porsche, I was thinking more along the lines of a Ford Fiesta.

“As lovely as the car is, I’m going to sell it and use the money to buy a little second-hand car and then put the rest towards a deposit for a house – and maybe a holiday in Jamaica as I’ve always dreamed of going there.

“My stepdad will have a go in it for sure, but my boyfriend says he’s not going anywhere near it, he prefers to stick to his Skoda.”

Phoebe added: “Even if I hadn’t won anything, I like to donate what I can to help good causes, so supporting a charity through an Omaze draw still feels like a win.”

Phoebe currently lives in a rented two-bedroom flat in Salisbury with boyfriend Josh and two cats – Socks and Shadow.  

Phoebe’s winning entry came in the first month of her £20 subscription to the Omaze Million Pound House Draw.

As lovely as the car is, I’m going to sell it and use the money to buy a little second-hand car and then put the rest towards a deposit for a house – and maybe a holiday in Jamaica

Phoebe Kneller

James Oakes, Chief International Officer at Omaze, said: “We’re thrilled that Phoebe has won such an incredible car and wish her more luck when she takes her test next month.

“Not only did she win our Early Bird prize, she also contributed to the incredible £3.1million raised for the WWF.

“We’re tremendously proud that the Omaze community has already raised over £37million for good causes across the UK.”

The Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Cornwall, was won by former dinner lady Rose Doyle, who is now the proud owner of a stunning 5-bedroom house in Cornwall worth over £3million – plus £100,000 in cash to help her settle in. 

The draw raised £3.1million for the WWF – the world’s leading independent conservation organisation.

Tanya Steele, CEO at WWF said: “At such a crucial time for our planet, we’re thrilled and so grateful to Omaze and to everyone who entered the Omaze Million Pound House draw in Cornwall, who raised a phenomenal £3.1 million for WWF. 

“The money raised through this draw will go towards our vital work protecting wildlife and restoring nature, both on our doorsteps in the UK and around the world.  

“Thank you Omaze, and to everyone who entered. This partnership will help us considerably in our fight to bring our world back to life.” 

Draw entries for the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Dorset, are available now at omaze.co.uk.

The draw closes on Bank Holiday Monday May 27 for online entries and Wednesday May 29, 2024 for postal entries.

There is also an additional £50,000 cash prize up for grabs for Omaze subscribers spending £20 or more in the Monthly Subscriber Cash Draw.

All Omaze entrants are in with the chance to win gift cards throughout the draw.

Phoebe intends to sell the car and get a little second-hand car and use the money for a deposit on a house

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Phoebe intends to sell the car and get a little second-hand car and use the money for a deposit on a houseCredit: Omaze
The lucky winner says she never expected her first car to be a Porsche

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The lucky winner says she never expected her first car to be a PorscheCredit: Omaze
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