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The happy tale of our Digital Christmas competition winner

Remember the CNET.co.uk's Digital Christmas competition? Our lucky winner received her prizes just before Christmas and, after devouring the user manuals, has sent us a pic

As many of you will fondly remember, late last year we had you frantically searching round the Reviews section of CNET.co.uk for Christmas icons, in the hope of making your Christmas a gadget-filled frenzy.

Our Digital Christmas competition offered one lucky reader the chance to win over £4,000 worth of top-of-the-range tech loveliness, including a 37-inch Panasonic plasma TV, a 15-inch Asus multimedia laptop, a state-of-the-art digital SLR from Olympus, a Samsung slider phone, a Denon DVD player, some Sennheiser headphones, Sling Media's Slingbox, an Apple iPod nano and last but not least, Nintendo's DS Lite.

So, you're all asking, "Who was the jammy so-and-so?"

Victoria Barker, from Pembrokeshire, was wading through the spam in her inbox late one December night and came across an email from CNET.co.uk saying that she had won the Digital Christmas draw. Ever-sceptical, she almost deleted it (imagine that, readers!) but on closer scrutiny she discovered it did, in fact, look legit. She replied, not imagining for one minute it really could be true, but it was followed up with an email asking her to confirm her address -- it was at this moment she realised she could get excited...

"The prizes all arrived in time for Christmas," she wrote in an email, shortly afterwards. "My house looked like Santa's grotto! My family and friends were amazed and I still am every time I turn round and see such an enormous TV in the lounge."

Victoria didn't tell us whether she's kept all the prizes herself or whether she dished them out to her open-mouthed loved ones, but she sure sounds like a happy bunny. And we don't blame her -- it's not every day you get over £4,000 worth of free digital stuff delivered to your door. Well done, Victoria! -KM