Henley Standard’s Christmas hamper competition only entered because she is staying with relatives while buying a new house.
Vivienne McKechnie and her husband John are living with sister-in-law Fiona Blackwood and her husband Simon in Woodlands Lane, Harpsden.
Mr and Mrs McKechnie are moving back to the UK after spending 11 years in New Zealand and are hoping to move into their new home in Kent in February.
Mrs McKechnie, 73, is a regular competition entrant but says she has never won anything as big as the hamper.
She correctly answered that Bethlehem was the town where Jesus was born.
Mrs McKechnie said: “I like to enter competitions but I was very excited when I found out I had won. We were on holiday in Lincoln at the time but my husband took the call. I’ve entered the hamper competition before but this is the first time I’ve ever won one. I’ve only ever won little bits or raffle prizes, so it will be nice to share this around with my family and friends. We might have some of it on Christmas Day but I think we might tuck into other things before then!”
Mrs McKechnie’s hamper is one of seven being given away in
Henley Standard competitions in the run-up to Christmas.
The hampers have been provided by the Tesco and Waitrose stores in the town and are filled with food and drink for the festive period.