It was one lucky winner in a total of 100,000 entries that saw Michael McGovern take home a bag full of prizes totaling £30,000 (Rs 25.86 lacs or $47,092). One sample of every product manufactured and sold by Honda in the United Kingdom is what McGovern took ome. Still stunned at this great win, McGovern’s first reaction was that it was a con but once the information has had time to sink in, he is ecstatic.
Entering the competition on a whim, McGovern said that it was the first time that he had ever filled in any online competition. The competition was conducted across all divisions of Honda (UK) and included cars, motorcycles, marine, ATVs and lawn and garden equipment. All said and done McGovern will receive one of every product sold by Honda which will include one each of Honda Civic 1.8 SE, Honda CBR600F motorcycle, Honda TRX420FPM ATV, HRX476QX lawn mower, EU 10i portable generator, T27 1E inflatable boat and a BF5 outboard engine.
McGovern who works for a ferry operator is overjoyed at this lucky win and is specially thrilled about the Honda Civic which he has won. The Honda competition was held to create an awareness of all Honda products which are manufactured and sold in the UK and a total of 98,959 people entered into this online competition which saw one really lucky winner.
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Auto News Release
Lucky Winner Scoops £30k of Honda Goodies in Prize Draw
29 June 2012
It was one of the biggest prize draws that Honda (UK) has ever staged, with the opportunity to take home one example of every product that the company sells in the UK. And the lucky winner, picked at random from almost 100,000 entries, is… Michael McGovern.
Pictured with his prizes – altogether worth a staggering £30,000 – the 38-year-old ship’s cook was stunned. “I’ve never filled in any online competitions before and I still don’t know why I did this one,” laughed Michael. “When I was told I’d won my first reaction was that it was a con. It took a bit of time for the reality to sink it. Somebody has to win and it might as well be me! To say I’m happy would be a bit of an understatement!”
The prize draw ran across all divisions of Honda (UK), including Cars, Motorcycles, Marine, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Lawn & Garden. It means Michael’s haul consists of:
* A Honda Civic 1.8 SE
* A Honda CBR600F motorcycle
* A Honda TRX420FPM ATV
* A Honda HRX476QX lawn mower
* A Honda EU10i portable generator
* A Honda T271E inflatable boat
* A Honda BF5 outboard engine
Michael is from Oban, Argyll and works for ferry operator Caledonian Macbrayne on the Oban-to-Craignure route. After collecting his brand new Honda Civic from retailer Phoenix Honda in Paisley, he was impressed by every aspect of the hatchback. “The car is absolutely stunning, a dream to drive and like Doctor Who’s Tardis on the inside. I didn’t think it was possible to have so much space in a car. I could not have won a better one.”
Rebecca Eatwell, CRM Executive at Honda (UK), said the competition had succeeded in creating awareness about the huge range of products that Honda manufactures and sells. “People could enter the prize draw at events where Honda had a presence or online via www.honda.co.uk, and in total 98,959 did so. Congratulations to Michael and he can be assured of many years of high quality service from his new Honda products.”