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Will Heath only got his driving licence in October.

A Derby recruitment worker has won more than £50,000 worth of prizes after playing in a national competition for only four months.

William Heath got his hands on a brand new Honda Civic Type-R GT and a whopping £20,000 in cash after winning the Best of the Best car competition.

The 32-year-old got the surprise of his life when he was presented with his winnings outside the Derby Conference Centre in Alvaston.

He was awarded the prize by radio presenter Christian Williams along with his girlfriend Amber.

Will, who works at Derby's ATA Recruitment and is from Nottingham, said: “I think it's going to be quite hard to concentrate at work after this.

“I still can’t believe it really and it’s still going through my head. I don’t really know what to make of it.

“I decided to start playing because I remember seeing it advertised so I thought it’s a new year so why not have a go? I think I’m going to go out and celebrate tonight.”

Will, who only started driving in October, was greeted by Christian while he was working at ATA Recruitment.

The car, which Will can have in any colour, costs £32,995 and can go from 0 to 60 in six seconds.

His 21-year-old girlfriend Amber Hudson, who is a student at Nottingham Trent University, said she was ready to “eat her words” after questioning why Will decided to start playing the competition.

Prior to Will finding out, she said: “I’m a bit shocked. I remember saying that he wouldn’t win anything from it. I’m going to eat those words when he finds out.

“I received a call yesterday after my lecture and they told me to keep it secret until the next day.

“It was so hard to keep it secret from him knowing that he had won something so amazing. I don’t know how I’ve done it but I told my parents because I had to tell someone."

Contestants enter the weekly competition by selecting the car or cash prize they would like to win then placing a 'pointer' on where they think an object in a picture is.

Judges choose who the closest is to the correct object and award the player with their chosen prize.

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