A Martin Lewis superfan says she has won around £20,000 in cash and prizes by entering competitions.

Katrina Stevenson, who appeared on the first episode of the new Martin Lewis Extreme Savers series on ITV, says some of her best prizes include five-star holidays and a £1,000 John Lewis voucher.

The 31-year-old started “comping” during her lunch break at work and now puts aside a few hours each week entering hundreds of prize draws.

This is the term given to people who enter competitions professionally.

Some of the trips she has won include a weekend away in Switzerland, a hotel break in London and a trip to Fuerteventura.

Ms Stevenson, who lives in the Isle of Wight, uses websites and magazines to enter competitions - but Martin warns you should always be wary of fake prize draws.

Martin Lewis' Extreme Savers series is airing every Wednesday in May
Martin Lewis' Extreme Savers series is airing every Wednesday in May

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It’s also worth noting how competitions are ultimately all about luck - and some will also charge you for entries.

Ms Stevenson told Martin Lewis on the show: “One of my friends runs a really successful competition page on Facebook, so I started following her guides that she did, and everyone else would comment with tips.

“Magazines normally have a page at the back... and then you post it, or you send texts, or ring a number.

“A lot of it’s online - emails or social media, or on-pack promotions, things like that.”

But the most precious prize she has won to date was getting free IVF treatment in Norway, which led to her conceiving her son Dylan, who is now two years old.

Ms Stevenson had purposely started entering competitions for IVF after tragically suffering four miscarriages.

She said: “My best win, it even sounds crazy saying it, but it is my son.

“I was trying for nine years. We had four losses, we were struggling to save for IVF. So, I put all my energy into trying to find if there were any sort of IVF competitions.

“I was doing it for a good couple of weeks, and then I came across an advert in a magazine.

“So, I entered all my information, emailed it over, and I didn’t think anything would come of it, I didn’t think I’d hear back. And then a few weeks later at work, I got a call saying that you’ve won.”

Earlier this year, The Mirror spoke to serial "comper" Di Coke who has turned entering competitions into a living and runs the Facebook group Lucky Learners.