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Dream Car competition winner & results Steven Hamilton - BMW e46 M3 + £20k 30 Mar - 05 Apr Week 14 2020

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Beeming with happiness!

Steven Hamilton has been in love with the BMW E46 M3 ever since his mate bought one in 2004, but as he's never been able to afford one himself, the idea of owning it has always been a dream – in fact, Steven loves spending time on eBay and adding them to his wish list for fun! Well, today that dream really has come true as Christian video-called him with the amazing news that he'd become this week's Dream Car winner and had scooped the super-cool £20,000 modern classic!

Steven was joined on the call by his wife Elaine who works as a nurse and was just about to head off for a long shift at the local hospital. "This is not real!" exclaimed Elaine who was completely shocked by the news, and a delighted Steven confessed, "I never thought it would be me, thank you so much!"

Steven has recently been laid off due to the current global situation so this really could not have come at a better time for him - and things got even better when Christian also revealed part two of the prize - £20,000 in cash!

Steven is looking forward to taking his new toy out for a spin on the fantastic roads near his home in Northern Ireland and we're sure the cash will come in very handy! Massive congrats! 

JUDGES' DECISION

Reward Scheme

Dream Car Credit is awarded for doing well in Car Competitions.

  • Zone 1

    100% of ticket value paid

  • Zone 2

    15% of ticket value paid

  • Zone 3

    10% of ticket value paid

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THE JUDGING PANEL

The panel of judges is formed of experienced sports professionals on a rotating basis, who each offer their best opinion.
Using a panel of judges ensures that nobody can ever know the original position of the ball - resulting in a process that is fair, transparent, audited and honest.

AUDITORS LETTER

The winner is calculated by external auditors Wilkins Kennedy, a top 20 UK accountancy group. View confirmation letter

RUNNERS UP

The top 20 closest players to the winning coordinates all receive £200 in Dream Car Credit.

  • A Duncan (GB) Nissan GT-R Recaro + £20k
  • J Worpole (GB) Mercedes A45S AMG + £20k
  • L To (GB) Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio + £20k
  • R Keen (GB) BMW e46 M3 + £20k
  • W Cooper (GB) Mercedes A45S AMG + £20k
  • L Mort (GB) Ford Ranger Raptor + £20k
  • J Sorbie (GB) Volkswagen ABT T6.1 Transporter + £20k
  • P Andrei (RO) Volkswagen Polo GTi Plus + £20k
  • J Menetrey (CH) Mercedes A45S AMG
  • K Berry (GB) Audi ABT Widebody SQ7 + £20k
  • K Harrington (GB) Mercedes A45S AMG + £20k
  • S Howard (GB) Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
  • D Tait (GB) Mercedes AMG GT Edition 476 + £20k
  • D Everington (GB) Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio + £20k
  • F Rashid (GB) BMW e46 M3 + £20k
  • J Griffiths (GB) Ford Mustang GT V8 Convertible + £20k
  • J Seymour-Cousens (GB) Tesla Model 3 + £20k
  • L Henshall (GB) Porsche 718 Boxster T + £20k
  • M Dian (IE) Mercedes C63-S AMG Coupe + £20k
  • R Hickman (GB) Bentley Continental GT W12 + £20k

CLOSEST BY CAR

The closest Supercharged Club member for each car in the line-up wins £30 (Gold), £20 (Silver) or £10 (Bronze) Dream Car Credit.

  • Abarth 595 Competizione - G Szczerba (PL)
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Spider - I Pearsall (GB)
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio - L To (GB)
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio - S Burgess (GB)
  • Alpina B3 Touring - J Brown (GB)
  • Alpine A110 Legende - R Rudland (GB)
  • Ariel Atom 4 - J Parker (GB)
  • Ariel Nomad - J Broke (GB)
  • Aston Martin DB11 V8 - J Ketler (CA)
  • Aston Martin DBX - J Saunders-Singer (DE)
  • Aston Martin Vantage - J Hall (GB)
  • Audi A6 Allroad 50 TDI - D Moore (GB)
  • Audi ABT A1 - T Parsons (GB)
  • Audi ABT Q8 - S Player (GB)
  • Audi ABT RS3 - L Spiers (GB)
  • Audi ABT SQ5 - J Hole (GB)
  • Audi ABT Widebody SQ7 - K Berry (GB)
  • Audi e-tron - R Uerts (IE)
  • Audi Q3 Vorsprung 35 TFSi - M Sehmi (GB)

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Carrick man wins BMW and £20k weeks after losing job because of coronavirus

Apr 2020

A Carrickfergus man has said he cannot believe his luck after winning a BMW and £20,000 in cash just weeks after losing his job due to the coronavirus crisis.

Three weeks ago Steven Hamilton worked as an installer of pool tables and arcade games with a Belfast-based firm.

But when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, he was made unemployed at short notice having only started in the job last October.

Just when he thought his luck had run out, the 48-year-old was stunned to receive a call on Monday afternoon telling him he had won the car and the cash, thanks to dream car competition BOTB.

"I just could not believe it and the news still hasn't sunk in," Steven said. "People here don't win anything and having played a few times down the years along with people all over the world, never in a million years did I think it would happen to me.

"What it means is that some of the financial worries I may have had from losing my job have been lifted a bit, it will be such a huge help."

Meanwhile Steven's wife of almost 12 years Elaine (39) is working as a district nurse on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic every day.

"The last thing she needs is further worries like me being out of work throughout all of this but she has certainly been keeping me busy with painting jobs all around the house," he said.

"It was devastating to lose my job, and I know that is the case for a lot of people so this could not have come at a better time for us."

Steven said he has been a fan of the BMW e46 M3 ever since his friend introduced him to them years ago.

"I always say go for a car you want on BOTB," he said.

"I used to drive my friend's BMW e46 and I just thought it was incredible.
"It's almost got to a collectable status now where people just want to own and keep them."

Steven is the latest Northern Ireland winner of the competition, following in the footsteps of Ballymena man Ronan O'Dornan who won a Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R worth £60,000, plus £20,000 last November.

BOTB presenter Christian Williams surprises winners all over the world every week, although coronavirus restrictions mean he is now doing them over Facetime, rather than visiting the winners on their doorsteps.

He said: "One of the greatest pleasures I get from doing the BOTB surprises is delivering the prizes to those who really need them.

"Steven has gone through a rough time losing his job and Elaine is doing brilliant work in the NHS, and I'm delighted to be able to deliver them this dream car as well as the cash, knowing what a difference it will make to their lives."

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