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It's not everyday someone opens the door to find a brand new £85,000 car parked outside – with £10,000 stashed in the boot.

But that's what happened to unsuspecting full-time carer Richard Williams on Tuesday, who won big in a 'spot the ball' competition – which he paid just £4.50 to enter.

The 52-year-old, who lives with and cares for his elderly mother Daphne, in Aspley, couldn't believe his luck.

"It's a dream come true," said Mr Williams, of Luton Close.

"I take my mum out every Sunday so I think for my first drive I'll be taking her to the coast, maybe Skegness, I do like a bit of Skeggy."

Mr Williams was just about to pop in the shower at around 11am when a knock at the door revealed he had one won an Audi RS6.

He said: "I'd been dealing with quite a few calls about my mum so I was still in my dressing gown when I heard the knock."

He said he had already had his eye on that particular model of car and had even taken one on a road test to check it would be suitable to take his 82-year-old mother, who uses a wheelchair.

Mr Williams is the 307th person to win a new motor with dream car competitions company BOTB.com.

Since starting in 1999 the giveaway firm has dished out £18m of luxury vehicles.

Company owner Will Hindmarch handed over the keys and received a very happy hug from Mr Williams.

He said the element of surprise is vital in ensuring the reaction is as wide-eyed as possible, with his team spending days researching their winners and plotting the big reveal.

"Huge amounts of work go into this every two weeks," said Mr Hindmarch.

"It's very cloak and dagger so we have to find out where they live and work and what their movements will be on the day. Then we have to plan our travel and do a recce of the area so we know where best to set up. Often we have the media in tow and there's also a big shiny car to hide but we seem to manage it every time."

The most popular car of all is the Range Rover Sport, although winners, who can pick their car, have chosen everything from Maseratis and Porsches to Mercedes and Minis.

Each spot the ball competition is independently judged by a panel of experts, which in the past have included former England international Sol Campbell.

 

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