Our Winners

“I still can’t quite believe that I won Sid, and everyone happily points out how much of a lucky bugger I am every chance they get! I’ve got to agree though, as every time I get behind the wheel, I can’t help but have the biggest grin! Youve got to be in it to win it’
Darren Holt (Plymouth)
 
Winning Ticket No. 1131
 
Draw Date 30th August 2020
Purple mini cooper in a street
“Ive been looking for classic mini for my wife for a year.
 
There were always something else to spent money on. But every night when I was going to bed I was looking at those amazing builds, fully restored minis. I just love them!
 
Before my love of minis grew, my wife was showing me that classic minis are her dream cars. That’s how this begins – two mini freaks under one roof!
 
Then I saw first competition organised by UKMinis. I decided to buy a ticket to try my lucky. I saw there weren’t many tickets to buy at all so the chances are quite big! Those competition weren’t lucky for me but I was still looking at next cars to win. When I saw IRENE (!) I just wanted to spent all of my money just to have her. Fully modded, so powerfull, insane Navara Red colour. That car had to be mine!
 
I saw that the first winner release date will be 25th of July – that’s my birthday so I decided to buy couple of tickets. It must be a good sign! The winners date was then moved to 1st of August – I had to remember that day.
 
It was really hard day, we woke up really early because we are doing general house renovation. After 13 hours of work I was exhausted, I’d forgotten that this is the day when I should turn on instagram and watch UKMinis livestream. I was that tired that I was almost sleeping in sofa. Then…. The phone ring. Private number. Weird. I answer the phone, somebody said in weird accent “Cześć (Hi – in polish). Do You speak english?”. I hung up. After 30 seconds another call from private number – REJECT! Then I just had a feeling that it might be from UKMinis, quick check instagram but couldn’t find anything. Then I got direct message that said it’s Samuel from UKMinis and we need to talk. My hands started shaking, I had to sit down, I even forgot that I was exhausted 30 seconds ago.
 
When He said that I won a car, I couldn’t say anything, probably my english was really bad, my body was shaking. When we finished our call, I still couldn’t believe in this. My first ticket was that LUCKY ONE!
 
This is something INSANE to hear I won a car and Irene is also INSANE. Samuel is also very helpful with all questions! Unfortunately I couldn’t collect the car personally, but for sure one day I will came to UK to shake hands with Samuel and to say personally THANK YOU!”
Radoslaw Herman (Poland)
Winning Ticket No. 797
 
Draw date 1st August 2020
“I was having an average day at work and in my lunchtime, I checked ukminis Instagram.
 
I follow ukminis on Instagram because l enjoy seeing their mini restorations and get inspired with ideas as I have a mini at my grandads which I’m currently doing up.It was then when I saw pictures of the Zeemax and thought …. what awesome car! And then I don’t know why but I decided I was going to have a few competition tickets, it’s something that I’ve not done before but thought l love that car and you’ve got to in it to win it!
 
After work I went home and at 8 o’clock I tuned in to the live draw. 0MG is a polite way of saying it as Samuel read out the name of the winner- I just couldn’t believe it!! I listened again, Samuel said my name. I went in to where my parents were sitting and said I think I’ve won a competition lol. They looked a bit baffled but then heard Samuel saying my name again along with the winning ticket number, he said he would ring me 10mins for a chat and sure enough he rang.
 
All l can say it took abit to actually sink in because I’ve never won anything. Sure enough Saturday 25th July I was picking up my UKMINIS competition prize …. a Zeemax mini and what a awesome day that turned out to be! Thank you Samuel and ukMinis …. absolutely awesome!”
William Pryce (Welshpool)
Winning Ticket No. 792
 
Draw date 21st July 2020

When I took a punt and bought a couple of £12.99 tickets to win a mini I was under no illusion the chances of me winning were slim, im never that person who wins! Roll on 2 weeks later and here I am the proud owner of an amazing mini clubman! Best day ever.

From start to finish samuel was so brilliant, obliging on more than one occasion when I bugged him for photos and videos!

Finally a mini owner again after 17 years!

Andrew Walter (Devon)
Winning Ticket No. 1185

Draw date 16th June 2020

I’ve wanted to own a mini since I was about 14. After years of looking and never really finding a decent project car, I gave up and guessed I’d just keep looking and someday find one.

I entered the previous competition, so when I saw the one for Orb I thought I’d buy two tickets and double my chances. However I didn’t have a PayPal account so I used my girlfriends. As a joke I said that if I won, she didn’t have to get me any birthday presents. She’s very happy about this fact.

Because I’m in Australia I wasn’t awake for the winner announcement. So when I woke up and checked to see who had won, I didn’t really believe what I was seeing. Once I realised it wasn’t a mistake and I had actually won, I couldn’t stop smiling. Still can’t. I’ve had the biggest grin on my face ever since. Finally got the car I’ve always dreamed of owning and in the most crazy and unexpected way.

Now I just want to get Orb shipped to Australia as soon as possible so I can start going on some road trips. 

Huge thank you to Samuel/UKminis for making this possible.

Adam Poole (Australia)
Winning Ticket No. 585

Draw date 31st May 2020

man standing next to an orange mini

“I’ve had a couple of minis over the years and really regretted selling both of them! I started to look again recently but it was pretty clear my budget wouldn’t stretch very far and with a baby on the way I really needed to get a bigger car certainly not one of the smallest! 

I entered Ukminis competition as soon as I saw it! It might not be sensible to buy a mini with a baby on the way but winning one is a whole different story! And seeing as I’m not spending any money down the pub at the minute I bought a couple of tickets.

When Samuel pulled my ticket out I couldn’t believe it my heart was thumping through my chest and Couldn’t stop smiling (still haven’t). Huge thank you to Samuel/UKminis! Il definitely be entering the next one. 

See you at the shows when all this madness is over!”

Luke Sawyers (Essex)
Winning Ticket No. 1003

Draw date 14th May 2020