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That's Just the Ticket! Airport Passenger Wins £40,000 Car {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

An airline passenger is on cloud nine after he won a £40,00 car while passing through Manchester Airport.

Restaurant manager Darren Ross was on his way to the airport when his Mazda broke down on the motorway.

A recovery truck picked him up and he managed to catch his flight to Munich.

But he was so annoyed that he bought a ticket in the airport terminal for a competition to win a Mercedes C350. He was amazed when William Hindmarch, boss of competition firm Best of the Best, turned up unexpectedly at the restaurant where Darren works.

Darren, from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, said: "This is a complete dream come true. Someone was obviously smiling down on me that day, even though it didn't feel like it at the time."

Mr Hindmarch said: "Darren had obviously had a pretty stressful day by the time he got to the airport and decided to chance his arm. It certainly paid off."

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