Harry Potter Fan Wins Free Pass to Premier

All you Harry Potter fans will be shouting "expelliarmus" if Penny Lewin walks by with her winning tickets in hand.

Lewin, of Roselle, is the winner of NBC's "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" London Premiere Sweepstakes

She claims she hasn't had a real vacation in 10 years and entered the contest as a lark, never thinking she would win. The prize includes a trip for two to London, including airfare and hotel accommodations for four nights, plus two tickets to the world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" on July 7.

Lewin and her nephew, Michael, have read all the books and seen the movies together. She hoped her nephew would go to the premiere with her, but because he doesn't like flying and couldn't be convinced to come, she's taking her best friend. While in London she hopes to get a copy of the book signed for her nephew.

Like so many people, Lewin found that she could relate to the Harry Potter series and became a huge fan.  Lewin is an artist who designs a variety of beautiful hand-crafted jewelry and stain-glass windows, and said her love of creativity and imagination drew her to the books.

"We all need a little magic in our life," she said.

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