ST Run at the Hub: Chauffeur Mike Lee, 61, wins Land Rover Discovery Sport worth $165k

Mike Lee hugging the Land Rover after winning it in the ST run at the Hub lucky draw.
Mike Lee hugging the Land Rover after winning it in the ST run at the Hub lucky draw. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Mike Lee (centre) with ST editor Warren Fernandez (right) and Dennis Lim, sales assistant general manager from Wearnes Automotive.
Mike Lee (centre) with ST editor Warren Fernandez (right) and Dennis Lim, sales assistant general manager from Wearnes Automotive. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Mike Lim receiving a hug from his wife after winning the Land Rover.
Mike Lim receiving a hug from his wife after winning the Land Rover. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - Chauffeur Mike Lee is one lucky man.

Having submitted only one coupon for The Straits Times (ST) Run at the Hub lucky draw to win the grand prize - a Land Rover Discovery Sport worth $165,000 (excluding Certificate of Entitlement) - his chances of winning were only one in 65,000, based on the total number of contest entries.

But the 61-year-old, who rides a motorcycle, beat the odds on Sunday morning to walk away with the highly sought after car.

It has been over 30 years since he last owned a car.

When asked what his thoughts were on winning, he admitted that he was "speechless" and "never expected to win".

He is still undecided on whether he wants to sell the car. He noted that owning a car is very expensive in Singapore and he will do some serious thinking once the shock of the win has passed.