HEATHER Haywood of Chatham is the lucky winner of the Manning River Times holiday promotion that was drawn at the end of last year.
After entering "a few times" Heather was blown away when she received the phone call saying she had won a $9000 all-expenses-paid trip to Krabi in Thailand.
She was still overwhelmed when the Times caught up with her recently and said she couldn't wait to get back to the tropical paradise.
"I've been to Thailand once before with my husband, but that was about five years ago," explained Heather.
"We just loved our trip and I always said I wanted to go back there, but I never imagined it would happen like this, I'm just so happy."
Heather will be taking her husband again and they will have seven nights at the Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra, home to the largest pool in Thailand.
She is hoping to use the holiday in February and said she "can't wait" to get there.
"We just love tropical holidays, relaxing by a pool or a beach, so this is perfect for us," she beamed.