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The winner tells it all

The winner tells it all

Category: Money

Updated: 03/02/2011
First Published: 03/02/2011

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The winner of the £1,000 Consumer Money Survey prize draw has spoken of her joy of being told of her windfall.

We asked you to tell us about the financial products you use every day in an effort to recognise the best of the best within the personal finance market.

Thousands of votes were cast but the lucky winner of a cool grand is Jane Napier of Somerset, who said that she felt it was important to make her voice heard.

"Like most people, I receive all sorts of emails and offers, but I follow financial news closely and felt the Consumer Money Survey was worthwhile. That's why I decided to cast my vote," she explained.

By voting in one of the 20 plus categories, consumers gave themselves a chance of winning £1,000 to spend in any way they wished.

But after a busy day, the prize was a long way from Jane's thoughts.

"I'd had a really stressful day at work and was cursing the fact that the phone was ringing so soon after I got in," she explained.

"But I was absolutely overjoyed when I was told the news – it was so surprising and uplifting."

All that remains for Jane now is to decide how she wants to spent her grand prize.

"I've toyed with the idea of buying premium bonds," says the £1,000 winner.

"But I also thought about putting it towards a family holiday, adding to my son's university fund or spending it on an unbelievably expensive car insurance policy for my 17 year old!"

Whatever Jane decides to spend the winnings on, would like to congratulate her on her big win. would also like to thank all those who voted in the survey, which was used to decide the winners of the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2011, which were announced last week at the Guoman Tower Hotel in London.

Industry professionals from leading financial services and utility providers gathered at the event hosted by television presenter Mark Durden-Smith.

You can view all the winners here.

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