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Woman, 23, jets off to five-star holiday in Turkey – and she only had to pay 70p

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A very lucky travel lover paid the tiny sum of 70p for a five-star holiday to Turkey after winning a bet.

Caitlin Simm, a 23-year-old adventure-seeker from Greater Manchester, won a luxurious trip to the transcontinental country after securing a great price from Jet2Holidays’s promising “Bid for a Break” campaign.

She bid 70p, and was the only person to submit that amount of money, which was, surprisingly, the lowest sum.

As a result of her daring personality, Caitlin gained a lavish seven-night stay for two adults and two children at the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa in Dalaman, a gorgeous coastal district in south-west Turkey.

“I still can’t believe I have bought a 5-star luxury break with Jet2holidays for just 70p,” the lucky traveller told Manchester Evening News.

She added: “I love going on holiday, but things have not been easy over the last few years, so this has come at the perfect time.

“I randomly chose the bid and luck must have been on my side.

“This will be our first family holiday, and we cannot wait.

“We would like to thank Jet2holidays for giving us this opportunity, and I’d urge everyone to get involved and place their bid because it could be you jetting off next!”

In order to win the innovative competition, a participant has to place the lowest unique bid.

If a player happens to be the only user to bid that exact amount, and if that amount is the lowest, the competitor will earn the right to purchase the holiday for that same price.

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According to Manchester Evening News, over 10 holidaymakers have successfully secured trips to Greece, the Canary Islands, Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, the Algarve and the Balearic Islands.

The CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, Steve Heapy, explained: “In celebration of our 10th anniversary for Indulgent Escapes, we have given away two very special 5-star luxury holidays as part of our ‘Bid for a Break’ campaign.

“We would like to congratulate Caitlin for successfully bidding for our second Indulgent Escape, and hope she has a fantastic stay with all her family in Dalaman.”

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