Heartwarming twist after Aussie lost $100,000 Nissan Patrol she won in online ... trends now
A young woman who won her dream car in a charity raffle before it was later repossessed has had some good news.
Her story has prompted a WA company to step in and give her another car.
Car Hub Australia said it found a new vehicle through a Sydney dealership to give to the Colac victim.
'We wanted to do something ... to help out in a situation because, we're know how special it is when someone wins a vehicle ... it's really, really life changing,' a spokesperson for Car Hub Australia told 7News.
'And for her to go through all that, only have it taken away six months later from a company not doing the right thing.'
Hairdresser Amelia Conway, from the Victorian town of Colac, was scrolling through Facebook when she stumbled across a raffle for a Widebody Y62 Nissan Patrol, worth at least $100,000 due to custom modifications.
The giveaway company, Hello Lifestyle Australia, promised the winner the fully-kitted out four-wheel drive with all on-road expenses paid.
Ms Conway said she bought $120 worth of tickets to enter the draw, with the company promising to give all proceeds to youth charity Red Frogs.
Then, several months later, Amelia was thrilled to be announced as the winner in an online live stream.
Small-town hairdresser Amelia Conway (above) won a Nissan Patrol in a Hello Australia Lifestyle raffle in 2022
Amelia later discovered there was still money owing on the Patrol (above) and it was repossessed last Wednesday
'It was unbelievable really, it was just nuts. Everyone was going crazy,' she told the ABC.
Hello Lifestyle Australia even flew Amelia and her sister up to Queensland from Victoria so they could collect their new car.
But when she returned home, Amelia had to spend about $1,000 to make the car roadworthy, despite Hello Lifestyle Australia promising all on-road costs would be covered.
One of Amelia's friends suggested that she do a Personal Property Securities Register check as the win seemed too good to be true.
A $2 search on the Personal Property Securities Register allows consumers to check if any money is still owing on their possessions.