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A BUCKIE oil industry worker got the surprise of his life when his four-week stint on a rig off the coast of Ghana was unexpectedly interrupted.

Michael Stewart could not believe it when he answered a call from dream car and lifestyle competition company Best of the Best (BOTB) presenter Christian Williams telling him he had scooped a 100 inch Hisense Ultra Hd Laser TV worth £4000.

“I don’t know where I am going to put this, but thank you very much,” joked Michael when he was told he had won, adding that he would need to keep it out of the way of his two-year-old daughter.

Christian, who surprises winners all over the country every week, was delighted to give Michael the good news of his win.

He said: “It was great fun to interrupt someone’s work stint to give them a great prize – particularly when they are away for four weeks at a time like Michael is.”

As well as a lifestyle prize, BOTB hands over the keys to two stunning cars each week. Other recent winners have bagged £15,000 cash, a holiday to Las Vegas and an Apple Tech tech bundle.

The company, listed on the stock market, was founded by William Hindmarch in 1999 and has given away more than £47 million-worth of cars so far.

BOTB first opened at Heathrow Airport in 1999, with Daveeda Shaheen scooping the first prize. It clocked up its 500th winner in 2019 and many winners continue to play, convinced they have the Midas touch.

Based in Fulham, BOTB has had winners all across the globe with many different reactions.

The company uses former professional footballers to judge the competition independently each week, alongside current and former referees.

Hindmarch grew up in a house where cars ruled the roost. Indeed, legend has it that his father splashed out on a car ahead of a staircase in their first home.

 

Back to Homepage 15 Feb 2022