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The secret to winning the weekly podium vehicle in GTA Online

They say that the house always wins, but with this trick, you can hedge your chances of winning.

Rockstar Games continues to dedicate an inordinate amount of time to the GTA Online player base. The latest weekly update, among other things, adds the Declasse Drift Tampa as the Podium Vehicle from June 1 to June 7.

According to the Southern San Andreas Super Autos dealership, the Declasse Drift Tampa "is the most brutal driving experience money can buy."

And, while you can pony up $995,000 to get this car, which is based on the real-life 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR, there's a way to get it for free without paying and without even trying your luck.

There's plenty of ways to game the system in GTA Online, it's all a matter of finding it out before it gets patched out by Rockstar.

According to GTA Online content creator, LaazrGaming, there's a tried and tested method to spinning the Diamond Casino's Lucky Wheel with precision. In fact, with enough practice, you can make owning every Podium Vehicle a reality on a consistent basis, catapulting your GTA Online experience to greater heights.

The steps involve initiating a private session for a fresh Lucky Wheel, interacting with it then timing your action to the second when the "Use to spin" prompt appears, and mastering a particular flick of the analog stick.

  1. Make your way to the Diamond Casino.
  2. Enter a private session to ensure a fresh spin opportunity at the Lucky Wheel.
  3. Prompt an interaction with the wheel and keep an eye out for the 'Use to spin' message.
  4. The moment the prompt is visible, silently count four seconds.
  5. Quickly, push your left analog stick first up, then down.

That's it!

As with all good things, practice makes perfect. So, don't worry too much if you don't get the timing right on your first try.

As mentioned, this is a foolproof method. Until it's patched out and addressed by Rockstar, you can use it to win all the Lucky Wheel prizes going forward. So, even if the Declasse Drift Tampa is not your dream car, you can go home with more in the future. Besides, the sheer excitement of going home with that daily free spin has no price.


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  1. I am going to attempt this and report back. I am curious to see if I can actually get this to work. I have heard of people doing it but also people saying it doesn't make a difference.

  2. I did this once. I must have managed it perfectly and I did win the featured car but I have since not been able to do it again. I am going to try this weekend though. I want that RV. I probably won't use it much but I don't have anything like it in my garage.

  3. I believe I tried this a number of times and it didn't work for me. Are you meant to get it outright or does it just make it more likely? Cause it seemed like it didn't work for me any time I tried. I mean I have terrible luck with the wheel to begin with. Maybe it is just me lol

  4. @Matt,
    I knew there was a way ti increase your odds but I was doing something different that didn't work.

    Going to try this tonight. If this makes it easier, I will be so happy. I missed out on a lot of vehicles I have wanted.

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