Winner of brand new Holden Spark plans to sell car and use money to help others

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Nancy Sjoberg receives the keys to her new Holden LS Spark 1.4L auto from New World owner operator Peter Tuisaula (left) and James Ostle, from Mark Cromie Holden.
Nancy Sjoberg receives the keys to her new Holden LS Spark 1.4L auto from New World owner operator Peter Tuisaula (left) and James Ostle, from Mark Cromie Holden.

Nancy Sjoberg thought a phone call telling her she had won a brand new car was a hoax.

It wasn't.

The 92-year-old Onerahi resident had won a Holden Spark car from a three-week nationwide New World supermarket promotion.

"I didn't believe it to begin with," Nancy said. "I didn't realise there was a promotion going on. I was just doing my usual shopping," she said.

"Then, when I realised [it was true], I was so excited and went into denial."

Customers received one entry into the draw for every $50 they spent in store and swiped their Fly Buys or Airpoints card during the three-week promotion.

Nancy, who has been shopping at New World Onerahi since it opened (more than 40 years ago), had actually given up driving as a result of a health scare a few years ago. She planned to sell the car and use the money to help others.

"It's good to be able to help other people," she said.

One-hundred-and-thirty eight New World stores took part with each giving away a car worth almost $18,000.

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