Looking back at the previous day’s events it should have been obvious that something just wasn’t right..? The wife didn’t eat her tea on the Monday evening! Wasn’t hungry she said, she got out of bed at 11.30pm, couldn’t sleep she said, and all because she had earlier taken the call from Christian on her way back from work that I was this week’s winner and all the better when she realised it was her dream car that had won.
Julie was my contact in case I was lucky enough to win and I’m still surprised to this day she kept the fact I’d won away from me but so glad that she did!
When Christian knocked on the boardroom door and entered it felt so surreal..? I knew who he was but it couldn’t be to surprise me? That just doesn’t happen but that’s the beauty of the competition it can happen to anyone and one of the reasons I find the competition so fantastic and one I’ll continue to enter as long as it’s available!
Thanks again to Christian for being so infectious as you really are dumbstruck at first but he pulls you out of your shell to enjoy the surprise to its fullest!
The whole team at BOTB are there for you and provide great support. We have decided to wait until the facelifted Porsche Macan S is available but get the GTS bits included. We should be looking at specifications in Sept 2018 and hopefully be in a position to pick up the car early 2019. Julie can’t wait!
I have been playing BOTB for about 18 years, occasionally getting credits for being close to the spot, but recently I have been using the online tools to help me decide where to place my cross. It worked! I was shocked and elated when I opened my office door to be greeted by Christian's 1000 watt smile. I had played for a Mercedes Vito camper as well as the Range Rover P400e Autobiography so I was delighted to discover that I had won the Range Rover - and £20,000 cash!
A very surreal experience, but delightful. After Christian and the video technician had left, my concentration was shot and I was totally useless at work so I treated everyone to lunch and took the afternoon off. The BOTB support staff were quickly in contact to assist me in making my decision, and I also received a call from Rupert, their Commercial Director.
I was volunteering at a charity beer and music festival over the weekend and wore my BOTB gilet for the first time in public. I was approached numerous times by people who had seen the online adverts etc but had dismissed them as being a scam. The gilet was distinctive and they thought that I may be something to do with the organisation. I reassured them that it was indeed totally 100% genuine and suggested that they search online for my winner's video. They all came back to me later in the day and said they were pleased that someone they knew had won. I think that you will have quite a few more entrants from my area this week!
Greatest experience of my life! I was surprised at Gatwick airport on my way out to France for a short break. Christian appeared, like the shopkeeper from Mr. Ben, and announced that I'd won the competition for week 13 of 2018. He then took me down to the car park to show me the car, a brand new Bentley Continental GT W12. Stunned and excited don't come close to how I felt. Christian then reminded me that I'd also played for £20,000 in cash! I didn't sleep properly for two days afterwards!
We've already discussed the specification for the car and ordered it. All this was done within a few days of winning the competition. Communication has been excellent at every stage of this process and I can't praise all of the BOTB staff highly enough.
I've played this competition since the start, way back in 1999 and it has gone from strength to strength. The car lineup has grown immensely, whilst the cost of entry has reduced significantly. This really is such a good competition to enter and, if you're as lucky as I was, you'll come away with a life changing prize.
The feeling when I’ve seen the lovely face of Christian giving me the surprise of life was indescribable, I’ve never felt like that before, it’s really an unforgettable experience. Every day I wake up, I remember that moment, it was like a dream, what a dream, a real one. I hope everyone wins his dream car, it’s just a matter of time and patience. Excuse me if I cannot thank you enough. I’m eager to meet you all, and I’ll pray to god to keep you in good health and to keep you away from difficulties and worries. Thank you all again and again.
I received a call from reception when at work to say I had received a delivery and that I had to go to reception immediately. The urgency did seem a bit strange because I wasn’t expecting anything. I was totally shocked when I realised what was going on and when Christian came walking towards me I started to shake which took the rest of the day to subside. It was the strangest yet most incredible experience, especially given that it was my first time playing. I woke the next day and seriously wondered if it was all a dream. I didn’t actually think theses things happen but it definitely does. Best money I’ve ever spent :) thanks BOTB
What a fantastic Christmas! I was invited around my parents for breakfast when, to my surprise, Christian turned up to the front door! I really could not believe my eyes, I instantly knew who he was as I watch the winners videos almost every week. I was speechless. Ive always enjoyed watching the look on peoples faces and the shock but I can honestly say watching my video back, you cannot prepare yourself for the sense of excitement that moment brings, it is utterly amazing and to be honest it still hasn't sunk in.
One unforgettable part was the week my partner complained about me wasting my money on this competition when Christmas was coming up. On the day I won, she turned to me and said “I'm so glad you never listen to me”.
From start to finish BOTB have been fantastic and I can't thank them enough... Now just waiting to collect my car!
BOTB drew my attention when they were given a shoutout by a sponsored youtube channel that I had subscribed to. I never thought much about gambling and lotteries but when I looked at how it works and what you can win I decided to give it a try. I didn't set my mind on a particular car, just played for whatever caught my attention, I didn't really believe that I would win anyway. You read or hear about people winning something all the time, but you don't really believe it could be you. You just hope. When i saw a UK number displayed on my phone (I don't live in the UK so it was obvious who it was from) I got so excited! Heart racing, adrenaline flowing, a feeling you don't get any day. I was at work and couldn't take a vid call for different reasons. So I rushed home on my bike to take the call, unable to grasp that it had actually happened. I think i won't fully understand it until i take a seat (and of course a drive) when the car is shipped (production hasn't yet begun).
I want to thank BOTB for all the long term work they are doing to make it possible for me to have such an exclusive car, thus making a dream come true!
It was by chance that I was off work on the Tuesday, due to sad personal reasons, but the day changed when the wife suddenly called out that 'a strange man was coming to the door'. As I came down the stairs I could see who it was through the glass plus the cameraman behind Christian gave it away. I have watched so many videos of people winning on the site and it felt as if I was watching one again, total shock. The next half an hour I was on a different planet. I started playing BOTB once a month at the end of 2016 after seeing a TV advert but started playing once a week online through 2017 and kept winning game credit and using that to keep on playing. I came close a few times, starting listening to winners tactics and watched a few of the judges videos and was lucky enough to win a new Audi RS4. It goes to show that anyone can win, you just have to play. Many thanks to everyone at BOTB for making dreams come true. Best of luck, Chris.
On Tues 7th Nov (what a day!), I was waiting on a few books ordered from Amazon, when I heard the buzzer with a voice saying “delivery!” I never thought much more than the expected books - I didn’t even notice the BOTB logo on Christian’s t-shirt! Walking closer to me I thought "I've seen that face before!", but I couldn’t remember where from. He must have introduced himself, then it hit me - BOTB! Could I have won something? Still in shock, we walked out the front where a Mercedes C250d AMG was waiting - what a surprise!
It’s still surreal to me how a £2-odd ticket could have won a top of the range Mercedes AMG. My return on total investment is probably the highest comparatively with anything I have done. Having been close several times, I started watching and giving more attention to the Judging videos and using the tools on the website to improve my chances… Bingo!
It is what it says on the tin: “BEST OF THE BEST”! Great experience, great customer service, I even got a congratulatory call from the CEO. Absolutely nothing like it. I have since downloaded and watched my winning video over and over again, as I still can’t believe I actually won. With little or no football skills, a touch of luck and a lot of God on your side it can be YOU next. Anyone can win. All my friends are now playing - it’s the best!
It was only my very first time entering the competition and I really didn't have any expectations of winning my dream car. I didn't think the odds were in my favour but, to my amazement, I see Christian at my door with a brand new BMW!
It was surreal and of course a miracle, as i believe strongly in the miraculous blessing of God. I am thankful to Jesus Christ and to BOTB for making Christmas come early for my family and I.
The visit by Christian on Tuesday totally blindsided me! I had absolutely no idea it was going to be me.
People keep asking me if it’s sunk in yet and I don’t believe it has. I’ve been totally useless at work. I keep zoning out, thinking back to Tuesday or what the car will look like, did it really happen, nah it didn’t, did it? When I snap out of it it’s usually to people laughing at me saying “there he is, he’s back in the room”.
I play for the car, always have, always will. The car means a lot to me. It’s an amazing opportunity to own a brand new car that no one else will have driven other than me on the road. It’s something that most people will never get to experience. I’ve always been a Mercedes fan and I’ve had to watch in awe and I’ll admit some jealousy as friends have bought them over the years, mainly classics but still Mercedes all the same. Now it’s my turn and it’s a brand new shiny AMG!
Thank you so much to everyone of you for making all this possible.
I started playing BOTB after coming across their stand at an airport almost 10 years ago. Having discovered that the game could be played online, I have played from time to time ever since. The fact I had only played a handful of times in 2017 proves that anyone can win!
The challenge of spotting the ball makes this more fun for me than doing the national lottery. My preference for BOTB paid off handsomely when Christian and Dave arrived on Tuesday to surprise me with my win - A Jaguar XE S PLUS £20,000! I had often dreamed of winning and being able to surprise the family but the tables were turned with this win. My wife and children all knew of my win on the Monday and contrived to ensure I would be at home when Christian arrived. The utter surprise is clear from my reaction on the video of the presentation - I was totally stunned!
The whole experience has been fantastic and the post-presentation arrangements by all at BOTB has been absolutely first-class.
To everyone at BOTB, I want to say thank you for a brilliant day today. I absolutely love my Audi RS3. The car and the £20,000 has made a big difference to our lives. After so many nearly wins it was a total shock to finally get the knock at the door. I hope everyone at BOTB has a brilliant Christmas and a fantastic 2018.
Well what can I say - being woken up at 4am Mexico time and told you have won the car plus £20 grand as well, I could not believe it! Never thought it could be me - been on a high since the phone call, bottles & bottles of champagne drunk!
What a way to start a holiday and our ruby wedding anniversary, it was well worth doing it and as the saying goes - you've got to be in it to win it! Thank you BOTB.
I'd always said to my wife Claire that I was quite confident I'd win it one day - I'd been very close before and actually a runner up a couple of times, however I'll be honest and say that more recently I'd started to doubt my previous optimism a bit!
So just a normal Tuesday at work, then around lunchtime my colleague asked me to come out to reception to help him with something and hiding around the corner was Christian from BOTB! I'm pretty familiar with the surprise process having seen it many times before online but for it to happen to me in person was such a great experience and I was honestly a bit gobsmacked!
The car I won was the new Octavia VRS245 DSG, a fantastic hot hatch for the family man, and I'm taking delivery in late December/early January. I think actually picking up the car it will properly sink in at that point, but in the meantime BOTB have sent the £20,000 cash prize which is going to pay off my current car and a credit card, finish our garden renovation, book a a nice family holiday for next year and put some money set aside to cover baby expenses as my wife is expecting our second child in Jan 2018... it really couldn't have come at a better time!
To anyone reading this that's playing/considering playing, you've just as much chance as anyone else and if i can win, anyone can!!
I've been playing online for years now. I love the game and always wished it could be me, but sadly, it never was. I was always happy for the other winners who were smiling on my screen though - that gave me hope.
But one week my whole luck changed - I played my game and 2 days later I got a call from Christian asking me to Facetime him! It can't be I thought?? I was so nervous. I called back and there he was, a beaming smile telling me i was this week's winner. I'm still in a daze about the whole thing! It couldn't have come at a better time as I'm planning to get married next year!
It takes skill, it takes practice, it takes persistence and it takes a bit of luck. And i feel so blessed to be one of the lucky ones! Keep on playing and keep an eye on your phone, because the next call could be you! Thank you all of the staff at Best of the Best - such a great team!
I've played BOTB for several years, often receiving credits for near misses. But nothing compares with that call from Christian informing me that I had won the weekly competition and was to be the proud owner of a Range Rover Evoque.
Ironically I was at a car dealer having my car repaired, so the timing couldn't have been better. The BOTB team have been fantastic and I cannot praise them enough for their professionalism and how friendly they have been throughout.
I am genuinely in debt to the BOTB team and William for coming up with this competition to allow 'Joe / Josie' from down the street to win and own a real dream car. For a car nut like me it's simply beyond words.
As for the car itself - the picture tells the story. My daughter, who was also there on the day, thought there would be more scoops and spoilers, but this car is quite understated. Once she heard the engine and felt the acceleration she realised ...... a real Q car from old!
Many, many thanks again to all at the BOTB for making this happen and so smoothly. I wish you all every success for the future!
On the day I remember Christian coming to my house and I was supposed be leaving for Paris to do a delivery. I had to delay the trip while it sunk in and was in a complete daze the whole way there.
It's been so exciting in the build up to collecting my car - I’ve not been able to sleep much and I’ve felt like a kid at Christmas! Thank you BOTB!
I often walk past the BOTB stand at Stansted Airport, but this time - spurred on by my son - I stopped to play.....and I'm so glad I did. I never dreamt I would win but, within two days, Christian and the BOTB team had conspired with my wife to surprise me at work with a brand new Porsche Cayman S.
I couldn't believe it....and, if you watch me on the BOTB channel, you'll see just how shocked I was!! The car is now ordered and I have just a few weeks until it's delivered - I can't wait!! Thanks to everyone at BOTB for making it possible.