This year’s winner of FirstCar’s annual  ‘Win a car’ competition is 25-year-old Dai-Chanel Smith. The health worker lives in Croydon, South London.

Dai-Chanel was randomly selected from the 42,394 entrants who entered the annual prize. Throughout the year 1,655 smaller prizes had been won but the star prize was the brand-new car.

This year’s competition was run in partnership with A-Plan Insurance.

Time for good news

FirstCar’s TikTok star Keenan turned up on her doorstep to deliver the good news. Turning up in person with the car and gave Dai-Chanel the surprise of her life.

Quite rightly she was shocked by the news of her win. ‘’This is such an unbelievable surprise. My car has just broken down and I’ve got a rental which I had to return today.’’

Partners in surprise

FirstCar is the leading publisher in the young driver field, producing magazines, websites and film, as well as running events to help keep vulnerable young drivers safer on the road. They teamed up with sponsors A-Plan Insurance, an insurance broker that specialises in young drivers, who kindly provided the Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 SE, worth a whopping £17,015!

Jaimie Hanley, Head of Marketing at A-Plan said: “It’s lovely to help one young driver into a car that’s got all the latest tech and safety features. Dai-Chanel is a worthy winner, and we hope it helps her in a lifetime of safe driving.”

It could be you

Another brand-new car, this time a Fiat 500E Action worth £23,835 along with 1,093 other prizes worth a total of over £60,000 are now up for grabs in the next 2022-23 prize draw. Entry is free at