She managed to piece together the clues, but did you?
Well here are all the clues explained!
"More than the cash amount last year"
More than $15,981.92 - last year's cash amount
"The amount of cash in the car is less than what it would cost to fill the SKODA with 144 tanks of 95 octane fuel"
This meant the cash amount was less than $20,000. This was based on the average petrol prices at the time:
- Fuel price: $2.79 a litre
- Tank: 50L
- Cost: $139.50
"The full prize package is worth more than $62,000"
This meant, minus the value of the car, the cash amount was between $15,000 - $20,000 based on the information from clues 1 and 2.
"Palaeontology is his passion and career, but do any of the others really care?"
This referenced Ross from Friends, with the remaining friends being the FIVE 'others'.This meant there was a number five in the cash amount.
"The ŠKODA sure has nice Alloy Wheels"
The ŠKODA has 18" alloy wheels meaning the cash amount is in the $18,000s
"I am an odd number, take away one letter and I become even"
Seven – meaning there is a seven in the cash amount number
"Closest guess is today" (Wednesday 1st June)
The closest guess that day was $18,075.55 with Tanya from Gisborne
From here, we know it’s in the $18,000s and has a 5 and a 7
"You will find the remaining numbers in the ŠKODA history"
ŠKODA joined forces with Laurent and Klement in 1925 which launched the ŠKODA badge. Meaning the numbers 9 and 2 are also in the cash amount, along with the existing 1 and 5.