We took Harriet out on a Japan-themed day in London to get to know her and hear all about her plans for her £25k prize.
by Abbi James
We can now announce the winner of our £25,000 jackpot prize...
Picture yourself: staring out the bus window on your way to work while getting a call from an unknown number that you have just won the jackpot. It happened to Harriet, one of our Premium Subscribers, who won a £25k DAYMADE prize of her choice, matching 6 numbers on the 23rd July. We couldn’t hold our excitement for Harriet, so on Saturday 16th October we put together a day-out for her, themed around her prize choice. Can you guess which prize she picked?! Read on to find out what Japan-themed shenanigans we got up to, and Harriet’s experience winning our £25k DAYMADE prize!
We had the most AMAZING day spending time with Harriet and her lucky plus one, Emma.
Needless to say, Harriet was over the moon when she found out she’d won, albeit a little shocked:
“Well you called me before I had my coffee so I was a bit stunned!...I thought I was maybe still asleep! I was like ‘did I hear that right? Did you actually say what I thought you just said?’. I just thought ‘I’m sorry...this has to be a prank!’. Once it sunk in, I was just like ‘how? This is amazing!’.”
We’ve all daydreamed at one point or another about how we’d react if we won the lottery or won an Oscar (just me? Oh ok). Harriet’s reaction via group text:
The rest of Harriet’s day was a bit of a blur – after all, how do you top such exciting news on a workday? “I had to go into work and be professional and talk to customers and I was just sat there going ‘YES!!!’”. *little happy dance*
When it came to choosing her prize, Harriet was stunned with the choice. Would she go for the road trip through New Zealand? The full house make-over? The bucket-list trip to Peru? A water bungalow in The Maldives? After some consideration, Harriet made her mind up: the 2-week trip through Japan was her winner! Japan has been at the top of Harriet’s bucketlist since she was young, but she never dreamed she’d be able to visit it on such a huge budget:
“I always thought if I’m going to do it, it’s going to be on a budget the whole way with cheap hotels and hostels…the chance to actually do it in proper style is just…I never thought I’d ever get to do that. Ever. I’ve done budget travel for the past 10 years…it’s always on a shoestring…but I’ve never been able to do something like this!“. Well we think it’s about time for a little luxury – five star accommodation, unlimited railcards and endless activities for two seems like a well-deserved treat.
Japan has so much to offer, from exploring Mount Fuji to adventuring through Shiraito Falls. Harriet’s a self-proclaimed massive fan of history and the culture, so she can’t wait to discover castles and temples during her visit. Whilst a different type of castle is involved, Harriet also can’t wait to visit Tokyo Disneyland!
Whilst Harriet hasn’t yet decided who the lucky plus one will be to join her on her trip to Japan, Callum was quick to volunteer. “I volunteer as tribute!”, he said…taking one for the team I’m sure he’d say! Although we’re sure Harriet will have no shortage of friends eager to join her on her adventure.
Harriet joined DAYMADE on a bit of a whim, but since then she’s planted a whopping 92 trees! We couldn’t help but ask her how she found out about DAYMADE:
“I think I saw someone posting about it and thought “oh, that looks quite interesting” and clicked on it. I thought, why not, it’s only a couple of quid a week, I’ll try my luck, you never know….and here we are! About a month before I won, I was doing a clear out of my direct debits so I thought right, I’ll pause that for a little bit. I didn’t actually hit ‘submit’… oh thank goodness for that! A few weeks later if my numbers had come up, I would have cried.”
There’s no doubt that Harriet’s one lucky lass, so we asked her what she’d like to share with others thinking of joining DAYMADE as a Premium Subscriber:
“Why not, you know? Just in the past couple weeks I’ve actually won a £25 voucher two weeks ago, and I won a £5 one yesterday. And you plant trees with every entry, so you’re saving the planet and you get a nice little prize out of it. It’s good chances. And it’s just good fun, it’s nice getting that email on Friday evening being like ‘oh look!’.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Harriet’s lifelong dream of visiting Japan is coming true, and you could be our next £25,000 winner! Enter now for your chance to win big for the price of a coffee.
Want to get a sneak peak of Harriet’s Japan-themed day in London? Check out our vlog here:Back