Four children looked beyond a used Mini Cooper for a newer model as they thought their millionaire mother needed a new car.
Despite having won £1 million on the lottery, Maria Murray has been frugal with her winnings, spending only £170 in 11 weeks on herself, the Mirror reports.
However, she had treated her children to a lump sum gift and the foursome clubbed together to buy the Mini Cooper convertible.
Ms Murray told the publication: "I mentioned years ago that I love Minis and they remembered. But I wasn’t expecting this. I was in shock."
She added that she "felt like crying" when she stepped outside to see the vehicle fitted with a red bow and four love heart balloons.
To date, the 41-year-old has only spoilt herself through buying a pair of leather boots, a pair of trainers and a pair of designer reading glasses.
A recent review of the Mini Cooper Convertible S by Car Magazine stated that the vehicle offered "better rear visibility" as a result of changes to the way that the roof top was raised and lowered.