AN Ealing woman has won a trip to Thailand in a national competition which drew 12,471 entries.

Maria Bristow, 43, won her 10-day prize after picking up a Thai Taste meal kit from Waitrose in West Ealing in December.

The competition ran from August to January, with just one winner being chosen at random.

She said “I’ve never won a prize like this and I still really can’t believe it.

“Thailand is somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit, and I absolutely love their food.”

A total of 150 runners-up were presented with Thai chef Seb Holmes’ latest cook book.