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Amazing moment Hull trucker turns up to work and wins £20,000 and an Audi {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

It is not every day you go into work and come back with a £44,000 Audi and a wad of cash.

But that is exactly what happened to Hull man Robert Parkinson who bagged himself a gleaming new sports car as well as a cash prize of £20,000 thanks to a long-running car competition.

The lorry driver was left shocked when he turned up for work on Tuesday morning to find Best Of The Best (BOTB) waiting for him with his incredible prize.

It sees competitors buying tickets, which are then entered into a lucky draw.

The company is known for giving away dream cars and the firm chased Robert around the country to pin down his location and surprise him.

Robert, who has only been playing BOTB for six weeks, was halfway through his shift when the surprise was sprung.

He said: “I think you need to pinch me.

"I saw BOTB on YouTube a few weeks ago and thought I’d try my luck. I play every week for the Audi RS3 but never thought I’d win this quickly so I was gobsmacked when I saw the BOTB flags. I wasn’t expecting it at all."

Robert cannot wait to get behind the wheel of his new car and the kind-hearted trucker has plans to share his good fortune by buying his girlfriend a new car of her own.

“The win will really make a big difference to both our lives," he said. "The car is absolutely stunning and I can’t wait to take it for a whizz somewhere nice.

“Winning the money as well has been out of this world. My girlfriend is already picking out colours and interiors for her car!”

Rupert Garton, who delivered the good news, said it had been one of the most off-the-cuff surprises he had been involved with.

He said: "We knew it was going to be hard to track Robert down. His busy schedule sees him travel all over the country but seeing his reaction made gallivanting over the country even more worthwhile.

“I have one of the best jobs in the world!"

BOTB was founded by William Hindmarch in 1999 and has handed over the keys to more than £22m worth of supercars.

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