Ottawa rapper wins big on Roll up the Rim
Published Saturday, March 10, 2012 1:03PM EST
Rappers often boast about all the cars their money can buy, but how many can say they won one from a cup of coffee?
Ottawa's Peter Joynt, whose song Capcity piqued the city's attention in the fall of 2011, won one of 40 Toyota Camrys available from Tim Horton's Roll up the Rim contest Friday.
"I rolled up the rim, saw I won then my heart started pounding," he said. "I yelled 'I won a Camry!'"
"I totally didn't believe him at first, but now I've come to realized he's one of the luckiest people I know," said his fiancé Marjory.
Joynt said he's a regular coffee drinker who bought this particular cup at the Tim Horton's drive-thru on Campeau Drive in Kanata.
When he redeemed his winning rim he said even the employees were celebrating.
"She ripped her plastic gloves off, raced over to the counter and high fived me across the counter," he said.
The chances of getting a winning cup are one in six, but the vast majority are standard Tim Horton's products.
"We've got this spreadsheet at work where we keep track of how many wins we've got versus how many coffees we've bought; all we've won so far are donuts and coffees," Joynt said.
"People at work were flocking and swarming around saying 'oh I want to see it!'; it's like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the golden ticket."
With a report from CTV Ottawa's Claudia Cautillo