BEFORE Saturday, Rockhampton's John Schofield had never won anything in his life.
But that all changed when The Morning Bulletin called John to congratulate him on being the winner of the Win A Ute competition.
John, 66, said he hadn't initially planned to enter the competition.
"I only entered because I spent more than $30 at Kmart and thought I'd give it a go," he said.
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"I never thought I'd actually win.
"I have a Toyota LandCruiser which I've had for the past eight years so it's part of the family but this ute will be a nice upgrade.
"I think I'll take the family camping on the weekend now I can fit everything in the back."
John said winning the $47,000 ute came at the perfect time after the roof of his house was damaged in Cyclone Marcia.
"It was only a few months ago when my roof was damaged from the cyclone and the insurance company knocked me back so I had to gather a few dollars and pay for the repairs myself so I think it's a bit of good karma," he said.
"I really want to thank The Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton Prestige and Stockland for making this win possible."
Rockhampton Prestige owner Brad McBain said it was good to see the car go to a worthy winner.