A MAN who won a £190,000 Lamborghini Urus S in a 90p lottery has revealed why he turned it down in favor of a Toyota.
Cory Thackstone received the birthday gift of a lifetime just days after turning 22 when Christian Williams from the Best of the Best (BOTB) competition showed up with the luxury SUV.
Cory, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, paid less than a pound per ticket to play an online spot-the-ball challenge from BOTB and was thrilled with his big win.
He told Leicester Mercury: “This means the world to me. It’s going to completely change my life.
“As a family we have had to work very, very hard for what we have, so winning this award gives us great security.
“I just turned 22 a few weeks ago, so this is hands down the best birthday present I’ve ever had.”
However, Cory, who works as a maintenance engineer for a plastics company, actually made the decision to reject the Lambo and claim a cash alternative instead.
This would allow him to buy his ‘dream car’, a Toyota Supra Mark IV.
He explained: “The Lamborghini Urus S is a great car and I’ve always wanted one that pops and bangs, but the one car I’ve always wanted is the Toyota Supra Mark IV.”
In a video on BOTB’s YouTube channel, he also revealed that he had wanted the Japanese sports car since he was 13.
He even has a tattoo on his forearm of the emblem design on the side of the 1994 Supra driven by beloved late actor Paul Walker in the first Fast & Furious film, released in 2001.
And Cory’s victory only got bigger when, much to his shock, Christian also presented him with a cash prize of £50,000 and a year’s supply of pizza.
The radio host and self-confessed petrolhead added: “A huge congratulations to Cory on winning this wonderful prize, one of the largest prize bundles in BOTB history.
“It’s not every day that a 22-year-old wins a £190,000 Lamborghini.
“His parents told me that as soon as he started the car and revved it, he giggled like a little schoolboy and he didn’t let me down. That’s exactly what I do when I get in a car and rev it.”
It comes after an influencer’s new luxury car was vandalized just hours after she showed it off on social media.
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