Retired former Electronics Engineer John Wise was in shock when he found out he had won our Win Christmas competition. Winning a festive prize bundle including a 6ft Christmas tree, luxury hamper from Tesco Finest range, theatre tickets, a Christmas Eve box as well as cinema tickets – he couldn’t quite believe his luck, “I was completely amazed!” John says, “I was only expecting the one prize I didn’t expect to win them all!”

Mr Wise had collected the tokens in the Watford Observer over the four weeks of the competition, and after hundreds of entries our lucky winner had his prizes delivered to his door by the Watford Observer’s very own Christmas elves.

Speaking after his win, Mr Wise says he has thought of who he can share his prizes with:
“I might share it with the neighbours, because there is a big family next door so I’m definitely going to share some of the things with them.” “I feel spoilt with all this, so I have to share it.”

Mr Wise has grand plans for Christmas; “My partner, who I’ve known for 40 years, is coming over from Paris. We are going to the Watford Pantomime at the Palace Theatre and we are going up to London as well to the Palladium to see the Pantomime there too!”

Our Win Christmas competition was a hit and we are glad to see our prizes go to a good home, keep an eye out in the Watford Observer for more big competitions and reader offers very soon.

Thanks to those who donated prizes to the competition – Dunelm, Glen Moray, Gullivers Theme Park, M&S, Tesco Watford, Warner Bros, Watford Palace Theatre