• £500,000 Instant Wins Competition
  • 15,000 prizes
  • Ends Midnight Sunday
Instant Win
  • Win one – or more – of 15,000 prizes instantly!
  • Over £500,000 of prizes including cars, cash and tech!
  • Ticket numbers randomly generated after checkout – if yours match any in the prize list, you win that prize!
  • Every ticket automatically entered in the £10,000 Cash End Prize Draw
Ends midnight Sunday

How To Play

FAQS

If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please call us on +44 (0)207 371 88 66 or e-mail info@botb.com and we'll be delighted to help you.
Who are we?
Where is BOTB based?

BOTB is based in south-west London. Our head Office address is 2 Plato Place, 72-74 St Dionis Road, London SW6 4TU. We used to be in 26 different airports and shopping centres, but we have now moved solely online at www.botb.com. From time to time, you can also find us at big motoring events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed!

Who are BOTB?

BOTB is the longest-running competition website in the UK. Established in 1999, we have given away £64 million in prizes to thousands of winners. There are guaranteed winners every week in the Dream Car Competition and our other competitions. 

The About section shows who works here, as well as information about who is on the Board of Directors and details of our lawyers, auditors, and financial advisers.

Winners and Prizes
How many winners have there been?

We've given away over £64 million worth of prizes to thousands of winners – and that’s before you factor in the hundreds of thousands of players who have recently bagged Instant Win prizes!

Meet all of our winners here.

Can I win outside the UK?

Yes, you can win any of our competitions even if you don’t live in the UK.

As a UK-based company, approximately 90% of our players are from the UK, so as you would expect, about 90% of our winners are also from the UK.

Nevertheless, we’ve had winners from every continent in the world, so don’t be put off playing if you live outside the UK!

Is every prize won each week?

There's one prize to be won per competition each week. You have the flexibility to play for hundreds of different prizes, but if you win, you'll only receive the prize linked to your winning ticket.

Do you help with insuring and servicing my Dream Car when I win?

Yes! Depending on the value of the car won, BOTB will pay up to £1,500 towards insurance costs and up to £400 for servicing.

Is there a cash alternative?

Yes, when you win, you can choose to take a hefty tax-free cash alternative. In fact, lots of winners take the cash to spend on buying a home, renovations, or their dream holiday.

To see the cash alternative for each prize, visit the prize detail page. 

Some prizes also come with additional cash, which you’ll receive in full, no matter your final decision.

Can I choose whether my car is Right or Left Hand drive?

Absolutely! Most cars can be supplied with right or left-hand drive. Please see the full terms and conditions for further information.

Do you deliver cars outside the UK and will there be any tax to pay?

We will happily deliver your car or other prize anywhere in the world, free of charge. All cars are delivered with UK VAT paid. 

There may be further import, registration or luxury goods duties in certain countries, which generally we do not pay for.

In some cases, it may be more cost-effective to take the cash alternative and then buy the car in your country – which we can help you with!

See our terms and conditions for full details on deliveries, taxes and the cash alternative options.

Who decides what cars and other prizes can be won?

We do – with your help! We’re always on the lookout for new prizes to add to the line-up. 

If you have a suggestion, please do get in touch by emailing info@botb.com.

How often do you update information on the cars and other prizes?

We check all prices and specs on a quarterly basis. Currently, specifications, reviews, RRP and prize availability in our competitions are correct as of January 2024. 

While we try our best to ensure all prize information is accurate, we cannot be held responsible for slight inaccuracies due to manufacturers adjusting details without notice.

How can I get further information?

We'd love to help. Feel free to call us during office hours on +44 (0)20 7371 8866 or email us at info@botb.com and we will get straight back to you.

How does it work?
How much is it to enter?

Tickets currently range from 50p to £5.60, depending on the car or prize you’re playing for. We regularly offer even cheaper tickets – keep an eye out for discounts and special offers!

How many tickets can I buy?

You can buy up to 75 tickets for the Dream Car Competition each week and up to 300 tickets for our other competitions. Read more in our terms and conditions.

Will I get a receipt of my purchase?

We’ll automatically email you confirmation of your order and competition entries immediately after entering.

If it’s your first time playing, you'll also receive an email confirming your account login details and welcoming you to our community.

The My Competitions page details the competitions you've entered, their status and results.

What is Spot the Ball?

Spot the Ball is a football-themed game in which you must find the center of a missing ball in a photograph. 

Your chosen points will be recorded as coordinates (x,y), stored in our database and saved in your account. If you pick the closest coordinates to our independent panel of judges, we’ll be turning up at your front door with your dream car.

Why do you use Spot the Ball?

We use Spot the Ball because it's widely recognised, easy to enter, and, most importantly, good fun! Using a skill-based game rather than a lottery or raffle ensures that every competition is legitimate and fair.

What happens if more than one person is equidistant to the judges position in the Dream Car Competition?

In the Dream Car Competition there can only be one car winner. If a case arises where two or more players are equally close to the judges position, the winner will be determined by calculating the next closest entry of the players in question. The person with the closest second ticket is then the outright winner. If any player in this equidistant scenario has only one ticket, all players that qualify will participate in another Spot the Ball competition online to determine the outright winner.

 

All equidistant players who do not win outright, will receive £1,000 in cash. Please be sure to read the full terms and conditions.

When does the Dream Car Competition finish and when are the results announced?

Every week, the Dream Car Competition runs from midnight until midnight (UK time), Monday to Sunday. Judging takes place on Monday morning, and BOTB presenter Christian usually surprises the winner in person on Tuesday. 

Once we’ve given the winner the good news, we’ll announce the competition results on our website. You’ll also receive a notification via email. 

You can log in to your Account to check the results, see how close you were to the judges' coordinates, and see if you have won any Game Credits.

When do your other competitions end?

Our other competitions run for the period specified on the entry page. After entering any competition, visit the My Competitions page to see when it finishes. 

Once we’ve announced the winner, we’ll post the competition results on our website and email you a notification. 

What is Game Credit?

Game Credit is a virtual currency you can earn or win in various ways. For instance, you can win Game Credit by entering one of our regular social media competitions, referring a friend, or placing tickets in zones 1-5 on the Dream Car Competition Spot the Ball photo.

You can enter our competitions for free with enough Game Credit or use it for part payment. It is automatically deducted from your account at checkout with any qualifying purchase.

Please note: Game Credit cannot be withdrawn as cash. It expires after a specified period – check your Account for details.

Where can I buy gift vouchers?

Get in touch with our Customer Services team at +44 (0)20 7371 8866 or via email at info@botb.com, and we’ll take care of the rest!

How do I enter the competition?

You can enter on the BOTB website and on the BOTB app.

 

For the Dream Car Competition, simply add tickets to your basket for the prizes you'd like to win, play Spot the Ball and then proceed to checkout. For further information, watch our How to Play video.

 

For the Midweek Lifestyle Competition, add tickets for the prizes you'd like to win and answer the skilled multiple choice question. Your answer applies to all tickets in that order. Good luck!

Judging FAQ's
How is the winner judged?

At the end of the Dream Car Competition, the same 'Spot the Ball' picture you used to choose your coordinates is shown to a judging panel composed of professional sporting experts.

In the presence of an independent lawyer, they mark where they think the centre of the ball should be. The winner is the person who is closest to the judged position.

PromoVeritas, the UK's leading independent promotional verification service, selects the winner at random for our other competitions.

Why don't you use the original ball position to decide the winner?

We like to use a panel of judges to ensure nobody ever knows the ball's original position to keep our competitions fair, transparent, and legally compliant. This way, the game relies on the entrant's skill rather than the chance that the original spot on the photograph is selected.

What happens if more than one person is equidistant to the judges position in the Dream Car Competition?

In the Dream Car Competition there can only be one car winner. If a case arises where two or more players are equally close to the judges position, the winner will be determined by calculating the next closest entry of the players in question. The person with the closest second ticket is then the outright winner. If any player in this equidistant scenario has only one ticket, all players that qualify will participate in another Spot the Ball competition online to determine the outright winner.

 

All equidistant players who do not win outright, will receive £1,000 in cash. Please be sure to read the full terms and conditions.

What if I don’t agree with the judging?

To ensure absolute fairness, our Spot the Ball judging is a subjective process — and it has to be by law. 

You may not agree with the Judges every week, but many others will, including the guaranteed winners. 

The panel of professional judges does the best job they can, and we ask you to consider that they are fair and logical over a good period of time, even if you occasionally think the ball should be somewhere else in the image. 

HOW TO PLAY OUR COMPETITIONS

SELECT TICKETS

Choose from 180 cars, with tickets starting at 90p

PLAY SPOT THE BALL

Get closest to the judges in our skilled Spot the Ball game to win your Dream Car

WINNER ANNOUNCED

Closest position to our panel of Judges wins a car! Win runners-up prizes and credit in Zones 1-5. Ends midnight Sunday, Winners announced every Tuesday!

SELECT TICKETS

Cars, Bikes, Cash, Watches, Holidays and more - tickets from just 40p

ENTER THE DRAW

Every ticket is a chance to win - winner drawn at random

WINNER ANNOUNCED

Winner announced two days after the competition closes. Stay tuned for One Day Specials and other promos coming up!

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