A SHOPKEEPER from North Camp struck the jackpot at the weekend when he walked away with £25,000 from a television game show.

Jim Bowes, who owns the Yo Yo Bazaar, pitted his knowledge against five other contestants on the hit BBC1 Saturday night National Lottery show In It To Win It.

The 22-year-old held his nerve in front of the cameras to answer three questions correctly and scoop a share of the £50,000 prize pot.

Recalling his moment of fame and fortune, Jim said: "I didn't think I was going to win. My ball was the second to last to be picked, which gave me the opportunity to get a share of the prize.

"But once I was selected I answered all the questions. One of them was about music and another about clothing — two subjects I know a lot about."

Jim had to go through two auditions and impress the producers to get on to the show, which is presented by Dale Winton.

"Dale was a really nice guy," said Jim, who had his mum and wife Eve in the studio for support.

"He took time out to meet all the contestants while we were waiting in the green room. He settled everyone's nerves and made us feel at ease."

Jim and Eve only opened the shop in Camp Road in January, selling retro and vintage clothing, games and accessories.

Most of the money has been ploughed straight back into the business, increasing stock and improving its website www.theyoyobazaar.co.uk.

To celebrate his win Jim is giving away ten of that classic retro toy, the Slinky. Simply put your name and address on a postcard and send it to the Yo Yo Bazaar, 73 Camp Road, North Camp, by July 18.