Leicester man wins dream £62,500 dream car and cash - but will spend prize money on mum {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

A warehouse worker has won a £60,000 dream car and prize pot, but intends to spend much of his winnings on his mum. Vikas Dharam, from Leicester, became the first BOTB dream car winner of 2023 and was lost for words at his stunning prize when it arrived at his parents' house this week.The 20-year-old warehouse worker had entered the lifestyle competition last year, with prizes including sports cars and smaller cash prizes for lucky entrants. However, the chances are slim for many, but Vikas got quite the surprise when the BOTB team arrived with the keys to his new Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport.

The surprise did not end there when BOTB confirmed that there was £22,000 in cash in the boot as an extra prize to mark 2022. Vikas said: “Wow this is so exciting, I can't express it. The car is really nice and smooth, I really like the brand.” The car, which is worth £40,500 on its own, boasts a top speed of 155 mph and 300 brake horsepower to give the hot hatch all the power it needs. With the added money in the boot, Vikas’ prizes total a stunning £62,500. However, the prize came as a big surprise to his family as he did not tell them he had entered. He is now said to be considering a cash alternative to the car for one good reason - to help out his mum. “My family is so excited that I won. I’ve also had so many people call me and congratulate me. I’m going to think about my mum and think about buying her a new house,” he said.

BOTB gives out dream car prizes every week, while lifestyle prizes also form part of their regular daws. Since launching in 1999, the company has given away more than £48 million worth of cars.

BOTB’s Christian Williams, who handed Vikas his prizes, said: “I am delighted for Vikas, especially as he is our first winner of 2023. It is such a nice touch that he is looking at buying a new house for his mum. You can see what it means to all the family that he has won.”

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