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Best birthday ever: Welshman scoops £75,000 prize on his birthday! {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

A LUCKY Welshman has scooped an almost £75,000 cash-and-car prize in leading competitions company BOTB – on his birthday!

Adam Richards, now 36, from Llangollen, Denbighshire, won an Audi S3 worth £53,830 with £20,000 stuffed in the boot in the weekly online competition after paying just £1 for his ticket.

“I can’t believe it,” he said. “That’s fantastic!”

Adam was at home when he got the video call from BOTB presenter Christian Williams who rang to tell him the good news.

“What are the chances to win on your birthday?” he laughed. “I don’t know what to say! This is insane.”

Adam, who lives with his wife, Jade, and their one year old son Reuben, said he played for the Audi because he’s always wanted one.

“I’ve seen so many of the BOTB winners play for the Audi recently – it’s such a popular car at the moment.”

Adam, who’s been playing BOTB for two years, said he never expected to win.

“My car has just epically failed its MOT as well – so if this wasn’t already good enough timing on my birthday and the week before Christmas, the fact I really need a new car just makes it all the more special.”

The Audi S3 Sportback that Adam scooped in the competition boasts an i4 Turbo engine plus 306bhp.

But it wasn’t just the Audi Adam won as Christian revealed £20,000 waiting for him in the boot.

Adam said he’d use the cash to upgrade his house.

“There’s a few things I’d like to do to the house such as build a boot/mud room on the front as we do lots of walking,” he explained.

“The rest will be a nest egg for my son.”

Since being founded in 1999 by William Hindmarch, BOTB has given away more than £44m worth of cars.

The company, listed on the stock market, hands over the keys to two stunning cars each week as well as a ‘lifestyle’ prize. Recent winners have bagged a quad bike, a holiday to the Arctic and £15,000 in cash.

BOTB’s Christian said: “What a fabulous prize Adam played for – and what perfect timing on his birthday and just a week before Christmas. Massive congratulations again!”

To see his shock reaction alongside a host of other lucky winners, head over to BOTB.com.

Back to Homepage 11 Jan 2022