After passing her driving test, she got to drive her new wheels home the same day.
Mikayla said her RACV Drive School instructor Marcel Peralta (pictured right) was “absolutely incredible”.
“Marcel was amazingly patient and kind, I never felt rushed or judged, it was such a warm learning environment.”
Happy to be independent, Mikayla will mainly use her car to get to her job as a swimming instructor, “the best job in the world”. She also plans to take her sister to school, “much to her embarrassment”, and may go on a road trip if her mum lets her.
“I’ll have to get permission!”
While the Corolla is the biggest thing Mikayla has won, it’s not the first. She won a TV while at primary school and a Bob the Builder playset when she was three or four.
“You had to colour in a picture and according to mum all I coloured in was the eyes and I won,” she said.
For extra peace of mind – and to hopefully get her road trip over the line - RACV also gave Mikayla Emergency Roadside Assistance.