Janet Pike was given an early Christmas present by the Te Awamutu News this week.
Her name was drawn to win a $2000 shopping voucher.
The draw was the culmination of a News promotion which saw shoppers at participating outlets qualify for a chance to win one of three vouchers worth a combined total of $4000.
The owner of the Te Awamutu News, David Mackenzie, said the draw was delayed because of the impact of Covid-19 to give more shoppers an opportunity to be involved.
The draw was made by Sergeant Rob Pierce at the Te Awamutu Police Station on Saturday.
Janet Pike made her purchase from Health 2000 in Te Awamutu, but also entered the draw by shopping at several other contributing outlets.
Ross Woon won a $1000 voucher thanks to a purchase he made from Hamills in Te Awamutu, and so did Hiraina McKay for her purchase from Paper Plus Te Awamutu.
Janet Pike was delighted to get word she had won the major prize, and the Ōhaupō resident of 30 years, who is a firm believer in shopping local, said she would give some thought to how she would spend her prize.
“It’s going to make all the difference for Christmas,” the keen rose grower told the News.