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Ely rail worker Phil Pinning was given the surprise of a lifetime at work on Tuesday as he was handed the keys to a £60,000 Range Rover and £10,000. Mr Pinning, 60, won the Best of the Best competition, a 'spot the ball' quiz. Such was the shock that his bosses gave him the following day off work to celebrate his win. The presentation was kept a closely guarded secret as Mr Pinning was called away from the tracks at Ely Station shortly before lunchtime to be greeted by competition founder William Hindmarch, with a cheque for £10,000 and a set of car keys.

Mr Pinning said: "It was unbelievable to have won. I have been playing the competition for more than two years and got used to seeing other people win from around the world. "I have always had second-hand cars and it has been a long-standing dream of mine to own a Range Rover. I've never won anything in my life before so this is just incredible. "My colleagues said it couldn't have happened to a nicer man, so it was a bit overwhelming." Initially, the March grandfather was one of four in the running to win so he had to do an extra quiz to determine an outright winner. He sat down with his wife Christine and it was their joint effort that clinched it. "I normally do them on my own but we decided to do it together. It felt like it was meant to be," he said "You never really think it's going to happen to you and then it does. It just feels fantastic and shows that dreams do come true." Best of the Best gives away a dream car every two weeks and since launching in 1999 has handed over the keys to more than £14 million worth of cars. Mr Hindmarch said: "Just knowing how much it means to people is one of the resin we love what we do."

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