Man wins $300K Lamborghini, wrecks it

Driver crashes car within hours of picking it up


Lady luck is wiping up a few tears after a Utah man, who was fortunate enough to win a $300,000 Lamborghini Murcielago, crashed it only six hours after claiming his prize.

David Dopp, of Santaquin, Utah, won the high-performance Italian roadster in the "Joe Schmo to Lambo" contest offered by Maverik convenience stores, KSL-TV reported.

The 34-year-old truck driver told the TV station that he was giving rides to family and friends when he hit either a patch of black ice or loose gravel during a turn and crashed into some fence posts.

No one was injured in the wreck.

Dopp said the 640-horsepower lime green convertible sustained damage to the front and rear ends and also blew a tire.

According to KSL-TV, Dopp did have insurance coverage on the Lamborghini -- a policy he was required to take out before he could claim the car. The Lamborghini is scheduled to be sent to a Las Vegas facility for repairs.

As part of his grand prize Dopp also won $5,000 worth of high-speed driving lessons at a nearby motor sports park. He said he has yet to redeem the lessons.