A GRANDMOTHER who lost all of her possessions in a fire two years ago has won a top-of-the-range car.

Susan Podmore lived in the Beechmere Retirement Complex in Crewe which caught fire and collapsed in 2019, causing more than 100 elderly people to lose their homes and belongings.

The 73-year-old, who now lives in Middlewich, said: "It’s been a dreadful two years.

"I lost all of my belongings in the fire and then the building collapsed onto my car so I literally had nothing.

"My old car that got wrecked was a Suzuki and I loved it.

"That’s why I was playing for another one in the BOTB competitions."

The retired dinner lady, who paid just 60p for her ticket to enter the competition, has three children and seven grandchildren.

She said: "When I saw Christian standing outside I just couldn’t believe it.

"I knew exactly who he was because I’ve watched all of the BOTB videos but I was shocked that he was standing there waiting for me.

"This is a really lovely thing to have happened to me after a dark couple of years."

BOTB hands over the keys to two cars each week as well as a lifestyle prize.

Other recent winners have bagged £15,000 cash, a holiday to Las Vegas and a gaming tech bundle.

The company, listed on the stock market, was founded by William Hindmarch in 1999 and has given away more than £42m-worth of cars so far.