A Dundee woman who won a £15k car thought Sky Sports presenter Jim White was calling her about PPI when he phoned to break the news.
Mhairi Robertson was chosen at random to win the brand new Vauxhall Corsa after taking part in the Dundee Kiltwalk.
All participants were entered into a draw for the vehicle, courtesy of event sponsor Arnold Clark.
The famed deadline-day presenter led the Dundee leg of the event along with on Sunday August 19 along with entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter, whose Hunter Foundation underwrites the event and adds 40% to the cash raised by those taking part.
White had the honour of calling up Mhairi after her win, but the Craigie resident was a bit dubious at first.
She said: “I thought he was calling me about PPI or to tell me I’ve been in accident
“I had been called a few times in the morning from a London phone number, but dismissed it as a sales call. When the phone didn’t stop ringing, I thought I’d better answer.
“I was in the office at the time, and had to try and keep my composure, as my colleagues were all on the phones.
“Things like this don’t normally happen to me, so it took a few days to really sink in. I’m honestly on cloud nine.”
Mhairi was one of nearly 3,000 to take part in the event, which started in St Andrews and ended in Monifieth, for some hardy souls. Other routes started in Tayport and Dundee.
It was lucky Mhairi’s first go at the Kiltwalk and said she’d definitely take part in the next trek.
She said: “It was my first Kiltwalk and I absolutely loved taking part, even though the weather wasn’t ideal.
“I walked with a group of friends for The Brain Tumour Charity, and we raised over £4,000.
“One of my friends who walked with us has a brain tumour herself, so we all felt motivated to take part. I will 100% be doing it next year and can’t wait to do it all over again.”
Kiltwalk organisers are still tallying the total amount raised for various charities with an amount to be revealed in due course.