Mystery winner chooses Kit Kat over a £200 TV
A MYSTERY winner at The Post’s shopping centre giveaway turned down a brand new £200 television in favour of a Kit Kat.
The hungry competitor pulled the winning ball out of a tombola-style raffle in the Galleries.
But instead of elation on the man’s face, a look of disappointment came across him as he realised he had missed out on a chocolate bar – which is given away to every unsuccessful participant.
“I just want the Kit Kat,” he said, according to Post promotions manager Ali Houghton.
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She said: “He pulled out the winning ball and we all shouted ‘yeah! you are the winner’.
“But he just sighed and said he didn’t want it. He just wanted the food. He looked totally uninterested in the TV so we gave him the chocolate instead.” Ms Houghton added: “I don’t think anyone could believe it at the time.
“Afterwards, one conclusion we came to is that he might be homeless and he had nowhere to plug it in. Either way, he just wanted the Kit Kat, bless him.”
Kay Hill, a sales consultant from Kingswood, went on to pick the winning ball back out of the cylinder.
Standing just three people behind the mystery winner, she became the second Shopping Quarter Star after she won a 22in Samsung TV at the stall in Broadmead.
The 23-year-old said: “I was shocked when I saw it all happen in front of me.
“He wasn’t really that excited when they told him he had won. He just didn’t seem that bothered.”
She added: “Why would you want a chocolate bar instead of a TV? I’m obviously chuffed with the prize but it feels like a bit of a steal.” Kaye was one of five winners so far in The Post’s daily prize which takes place at noon in Broadmead, the Galleries or Cabot Circus.
Yesterday’s winner was Tammy Jump, 38, a pre-school assistant from Barnstable in Devon, who walked away with an iPod Nano.
She told The Post: “We were in town visiting for the Lion King and I spotted the competition.
“We are very pleased with our prize. It was a lovely surprise.”
The Post’s promotion stall is in one of the city centre shopping centres every day at noon until Sunday.
There will be one prize worth up to £200 given away every day.
Saturday’s stall can be found in Broadmead, outside Sainsbury’s local.
So far, participants have picked up a Nintendo 3DS, an Apple iPod Touch, a Kindle Touch, a Samsung 22in LED TV and an iPod Nano at stalls across the shopping quarter.