Dave Dopp, a 34 year-old long-haul truck driver, wrecked the bright green Murcielago Roadster he won in a "Joe Shmo to Lambo" contest after he spun out of control just hours after getting the keys to the rare vehicle.
The trucker got the happy news about his win at a BYU football game last month.
Easy come, easy go.
Dopp must be more comfortable behind the wheel of a semi because he claims he was only going fifty mph when he lost control of the automobile with its carbon fiber body while giving friends a joy ride last Saturday.
"We were going up a hill and either hit some black ice or gravel," said Dopp. "And we started spinning."
No one was injured except the car and Dopp's insurance premium.
Now he plans to get what he can for the car when it gets back from the shop and buy a more family-friendly vehicle.
"I already had offers on it. I'm going to sell it," said Dopp. I have bills more important than a Lamborghini. I've got a family to support."
Dopp was videotaped jumping up around and hollering in disbelief when officials from the sponsor— Maverick convenience stores— told Dopp he won the car at the Nov. 12 BYU-Idaho game in LaVell Edwards Stadium.
He also won $5,000 in driving lessons at a local motor sports park.
The battered 2008 convertible is being held by his insurance company at a Utah towing garage. It will sent to a Las Vegas dealer for repairs next week.
"That's why rich people own them," reasoned Dopp. "The poor people like me don't."
Well, it's back to being Joe Shmo after a mere six hours.