Hitchin man scoops top-of-the-range Tesla plus £30k after winning weekly competition {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

A Hertfordshire man whose wedding was cancelled due to the pandemic will have the honeymoon of a lifetime after winning a brand-new top-of-the-range Tesla and £30,000 cash thanks to online competitions company BOTB.

Dave Ratcliffe, 29, from Hitchin, was working from home when BOTB’s Christian Williams video-called to tell him he won the weekly Midweek Car Competition.

To Dave's surprise, not only had he won a stunning Tesla Model 3 but had also won £30,000 cash too.

The financial advisor said he played for the car because ‘electric cars are the future’.

“I just can’t believe it,” he said. “I knew exactly who Christian was when I answered the phone. I’ve been playing BOTB for more than a year.

“My dad loves Teslas, he’s got the Model S and always raves about it,” he explained. “They’re the future aren’t they!”

The Tesla that Dave scooped in the competition is designed for electric-powered performance, with dual motor AWD, quick acceleration, long range and fast charging.

It makes it that bit sweeter for Dave, who currently drives a Golf R, and paid just £1.20 to enter the competition.

“I’ve been playing for more than a year now, and my brother plays too,” he added. “We see it as a bit of fun really, I never ever expected to win.”

After Christian showed Dave around the car and its features, he opened the boot to reveal a briefcase stuffed with £30,000 cash also waiting for him.

“I just don’t believe it,“ he added. “Things like this just don’t happen to me.

“As a financial advisor I should probably say I’m going to put this into an ISA,” he laughed. “But I’m not going to, I’ll be treating us to an out-of-this-world honeymoon when the borders open.”

The husband-to-be went on to explain that he and his fiance, Jade, were meant to tie the knot last year but their wedding was delayed due to the pandemic.

“We were meant to get married in Sorrento last year but of course that got cancelled, it’s meant to be this July instead but I can’t really see that happening either.

“It’s been really difficult to be honest and quite stressful so this is a really welcome boost. Thank you so much BOTB!”

BOTB hands over the keys to two stunning cars each week as well as a lifestyle prize. Other recent winners have bagged a quad bike, a holiday to Las Vegas and a gaming tech bundle.

The company, listed on the stock market, was founded by William Hindmarch in 1999 and has given away more than £37m-worth of cars so far.

Christian, who surprises the BOTB winners each week, said: “Dave seems like a great guy and he’s played for a fantastic car.

"He’s 100 per cent right when he says electric cars are the future and I’m excited for him to try his new wheels out.

"The car paired with the money for his long-awaited honeymoon makes for an amazing prize. Massive congratulations again, Dave!”

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