A PORT woman has driven off with a £9,000 motorbike after buying a £5 charity raffle ticket.

Keen biker Lynsey Rankin entered a prize draw in aid of addiction recovery charity Teen Challenge at the Scottish Motorcycle Show in Edinburgh back in April.

The 43-year-old was stunned when she found out she had won the brand new Triumph Bonneville.

She told the Tele: "It's unbelievable.

"I thought someone was winding me up."

Lynsey, who currently has a Yamaha Fazer 600, has been riding motorbikes for the past eight years.

She added: "I love it - the freedom, the feeling and the buzz you get from it.

"I’ve never won anything in my life – and what a prize.”

Lynsey initially didn’t answer the call from Gordon Cruden, the area manager of Teen Challenge North East Scotland, as she didn’t recognise the number and thought it was a PPI sales call.

Gordon said: “We’re delighted for Lynsey and know that she’s going to thoroughly enjoy the Triumph Bonneville.

"For a ticket priced at just £5 she now owns a bike which has a retail price of around £9,000.

“The Prize Draw is assisting us in our continued fundraising aims.

"In recent years, charities across the length and breadth of the UK have felt the impact of austerity measures and we’re no different.

"It’s vital that we find income streams to continue to help people change their lives.”

Paul Beaton, who is a support worker and communication co-ordinator for the charity, travelled from Aberdeen to Port Glasgow to personally deliver the bike to Lynsey.

He said: "I'm delighted to come down and to see how pleased Lynsey is to win it.

"We sold 3,000 tickets so it's amazing that Lynsey won after buying one £5 ticket."

Lynsey received her prize in front of her family including her auntie Moira Montgomery, sister Karen Dillon, her niece Amie McMenamin and her dad Lindsay Dillon.

All money raised from the prize draw, part sponsored by Shirlaws Motorcycles, is being used to support the work of Teen Challenge, which helps people turn their lives around after drink and substance misuse.