Man Crashes $380K Car 6 Hours After Winning It

David Dopp says he'll be more careful next time
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2011 11:22 AM CST
Updated Dec 25, 2011 8:23 AM CST
The new 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce leaves Santa Monica Beach on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in Santa Monica, Calif.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – A Utah contest winner received a $380,000 Lamborghini Murcielago last Saturday … and promptly crashed it six hours later. "Yeah, I got it on Saturday and I wrecked it on Saturday," David Dopp tells Dopp had entered a "Joe Schmo to Lambo" contest organized by convenience store chain Maverik and nonprofit organization teamgive, and found out he won the car during a BYU football game last month.

He got the car Saturday and promptly began giving rides to family members and friends, and then … "We were coming up a hill, going around a corner; and as soon as we came up the hill, we either hit some black ice or loose gravel or something, and all of a sudden we just started spinning," he says. "We ended up in a field, and I back-ended a couple of fence posts." The (relatively) good news? He has insurance, so the car will be fixed. Side note: Dopp also won $5,000 worth of driving lessons, which he may want to consider making use of... (Read more Lamborghini stories.)

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