British administrator wins $1 million in Changi Airport lucky draw

Ms Linda Tobin sitting on the winner's seat after winning the "Be a Changi Millionaire" draw on Jan 24, 2016.
Ms Linda Tobin sitting on the winner's seat after winning the "Be a Changi Millionaire" draw on Jan 24, 2016. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - British administrator Linda Tobin walked away with a million dollars on Sunday (Jan 24), after she became the latest lucky winner of Changi Airport's "Be a Changi Millionaire" draw.

The 52-year-old took the top prize after her niece suggested she picked boarding ticket No. 3, which fitted nicely into the last jigsaw puzzle contest for the day.

Three seemed to be Ms Tobin's lucky number. She was the third finalist picked for the grand draw and was coincidentally on her third flight through Changi Airport back to Britain after a trip to Australia in June last year.

She qualified for the grand draw after spending $412.90 on a bottle of whisky for her brother during the stopover.

"I am on top of the world," Ms Tobin exclaimed repeatedly after her win.

She intends to use the money to spruce up her home and garden and buy a car. She also promised her niece, who offered the winning number, a trip back to Singapore soon to try the Singapore Sling cocktail at Raffles Hotel.