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Winner of controversial Audi competition gets her car, still doesn't have Facebook account

May Lydon will get to drive an Audi A3 Cabriolet for the long weekend.

THE WOMAN WHO won a Facebook competition without a Facebook account has received her prize.

Audi Galway, which is based in Ballybrit, offered the use of an A3 Cabriolet for the long weekend to one lucky winner. The post, which went up last week, was shared 38,000 times and attracted 32,000 comments.

Our competition winner May Lydon called into our Source: Audi Galway

The dealership came under fire when it announced May Lydon as the winner. She doesn’t have a Facebook account.

People were quick to dismiss the competition as a fix, but Audi Galway denied this.

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A spokesperson for the dealership told TheJournal.ie “people are over-reacting”.

In a later statement, they said the actual winner was David Lydon, who very generously opted to give the prize to his mother.

Audi Galway ran the Facebook competition over the past number of days and David Lydon was selected at random as the competition winner. Upon contacting David, he asked that the prize be presented to his mother May Lydon.

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Not everyone believes this, however, and the news has been met with a lot of criticism. Many comments underneath the post accuse the dealership of lying, comparing it to the raffle in Fr Ted.

The Railway Bar in Sligo wasn’t buying it either, but had a slightly different approach:

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Read: Car dealership defends Facebook competition won by “non-existent” account

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