A young driver was stunned when he won a £60,000 BMW for less than five just hours after passing his driving test.
Carmine Salo-Hare bought a ticket to the competition run by 7 Days Performance for £3 and went home with the prize of a lifetime.
In a video uploaded to Instagram, he explained: “So I took my driving test at 8 a.m., passed at 10 a.m., and got a call around 3 p.m.
“My life has changed a lot, it’s been really bad.
“I still can’t get over it. My heart has been pounding all this time.”
Upon entering the showroom, he was informed that he was now the proud owner of a brand new BMW M2 worth £60,000.
The 460 horsepower sedan is part of Beemer’s flagship M Series and offers a combination of sports car performance and luxurious comfort.
With a 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph, it’s definitely the perfect first car.
But despite this happy news, Carmine found herself faced with the “hardest decision” she has ever made.
He explained that he had considered insuring the M2 but was facing insurance premiums of more than £1,500 a month given his new driver status.
In the end, the high cost of insurance, coupled with a desire to “finance a good future” for her young daughter, forced Carmine to give up her car.
He groaned: “I want to get in the car, but I can’t.”
“My little one, I have to build a good future for her.
“She is two years old, so we want to provide her with funds to give her a good life in the future.
“I prayed for something good to happen, and it happened.
“You may not believe it, but if you believe, you can achieve it.
“You changed my life.”
Thankfully, he didn’t go home empty-handed and was able to choose to receive the cash value of the car instead.
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