So I played Best Of The Best Supercar Competition and.. WON!

So I played Best Of The Best Supercar Competition and.. WON!

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Chiddo

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64 posts

77 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Hello folks, recently had a shot at the Best Of The Best Supercar competition and won a stunning Vauxhall Vxr8 GTS!

This is the second time I've ever played BOTB, after playing my very first game a few years back at a Airport.

I went in big this competition and I'm so glad I did as this was a VERY close game with fellow members coming extremely close to winning (Quite a lot won £200, this happens if you come within a few pixels of the winning spot the judges picked)

Here's the video showing that I won! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ravWPSWpAhc

The night before I had a strange phone call off my mobile off a withheld number asking to speak to my brother in regards to a delivery tommorrow, I responded by saying he's not here at the moment can I take a name and number to pass it onto him, the chap Rupet (Who came today to present the win) said it was ok and that he would call back tommorrow. After speaking to my brother he said he didn't knew what it was about and that he never expected a delivery of any sort and neither did he gave my number out. Alarm bells starting to ring yesterday that I could actually be the winner!

Woke up this morning, slightly excited as I wasn't 100% sure if I won. I heard a knock on the door and that's where it all began! (knew about my brother from finding out those who lived at the electrol roll register) Think he wanted someone to know so I would be in to collect the prize.

Here is my winning postion in this game of last weeks:


I played for 150 tickets, x20 on the R8 V10 Spyder, X1 on the rs4 avant and x129 on the VXR8 GTS!

Some of you maybe wondering why I choose the VXR8 GTS - Well it was merely done from a strategic point of view, I wanted to win the Audi R8 spyder ultimately but I knew I wouldn't take it well had it played for 150 tickets at, (£16 for the R8 but if you buy bulk tickets it works out a lot cheaper) so I went for a cheaper option and got a load of tickets cheaper tickets - at the time the VXR8 GTS seemed to be so at the maximum £5 a ticket bracket - thought it seemed one of the Jags were a worth a bit more bob at the same price!

Sorry for the VERY long winded post, I just wanted to share my joy at winning this competition, there seems to be a lot of skepticism regarding this about being legit but I AM LIVING PROOF that this is not the case to worried about and that it is legit.

At 21 I feel absolutely blessed and humble at winning such a prize, I have decided to take the cash option which works out at roughly 47k after tax (they have to pay tax/vat to the government) instead of taking the car as financially this specific car is quite potentially a money pithole and probably worth close to what I get to taking the cash instead of car option even if I don't drive it. Potentially I could have the car up for sale for months so I went for the hassle free option.

I plan on buying the new rs3 (I have the urge of getting one NOW instead of waiting for ex demo/sales manager) this will hep tremendously getting a foot on the housing ladder too.

So yeah that it, you've got to be in it to win it! Just one ticket and you could end up like me! Some advise don't tell people about your win, namely friends & relatives I got excited and I've told a few people that I wish I didn't!

They have some great discounts on the BMW M range and regularly do great deals on various other deseriable models so check out www.botb.com and it could be you this time!

Good luck folks!







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mybrainhurts

90,180 posts

219 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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You do know it's a Corgi one, don't you..?

W00DY

13,338 posts

190 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Congratulations! That's awesome.

May I ask what made you decide to go all in and spend alll that cash on tickets?

I wonder what percentage take the cash option over the car. I think in the case of the VXR8 it's probably financially sensible.

Chiddo

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64 posts

77 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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No! Tbh I really didn't take much notice, it was just so surreal at the time I was in the car for not even a minute! Took a few pictures beside it and was just taking it in.

MrBarry123

5,536 posts

85 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Fantastic news OP - went all in and it certainly paid off!

clap

Chiddo

Original Poster:

64 posts

77 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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W00DY said:
Congratulations! That's awesome.

May I ask what made you decide to go all in and spend alll that cash on tickets?

I wonder what percentage take the cash option over the car. I think in the case of the VXR8 it's probably financially sensible.
Thanks

To be honest I am a bit of gambler, I spend crazy amounts on the lottery/euromillions each week, not winning anything noticeably big to shout about,

I seen last weeks picture and it just looked like a very good week to play but I couldn't pinpoint a specific section on the picture where the ball could be. - Most of pictures can be extremely complicated and difficult to predict - this seemed like one of the easier ones of recent times, I was confident about it but knew I had just spend big stand a very decent chance of winning. Thankfully I listened to my instincts and it paid off.

I believe a lot of people do take the cash option and some that do decide to keep the car end up regretting it due to all sorts of reasons, such as not being able to run the car properly upon various of other reasons,

I was contemplating at spending thousands on one game a few months ago but chickend out at the prospect of losing. BOTB changed the rules meaning you can only play 150 tickets per game - I strongly believe had this change not been implented It could of been a different story as there's no doubt people do to mental some weeks and spend thousands.

Though it just a luck game and you've got to be in it to win it as they say.

Martin_M

2,054 posts

191 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Would you say you have a problem as such? I ask only because you mention you almost spent thousands on a previous game...


Chiddo

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64 posts

77 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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I wouldn't say I have a major problem I do know my limits, when I say I spend loads on the lottery every week I usually spend 20 quid, no more than 30 if there's a big jackpot) some may say this is excessive.

Sometimes i just have a that 'feeling' last year I placed a football bet on Manchester United to win in a Champions League tie when that dreadful Moyes were in charge, for a 3000 bet, the return would of been nearly 9k they got battered and I lost all that - Though it was a game we really should of won.

So you could say I am a gambler but one that tries to gamble in safe markets with a higher possibility chance of actually winning instead of losing.

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Pesty

42,655 posts

220 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Well done.

That's three Bob winners on here now I think.


Axionknight

8,420 posts

99 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Chiddo said:
I wouldn't say I have a major problem I do know my limits, when I say I spend loads on the lottery every week I usually spend 20 quid, no more than 30 if there's a big jackpot) some may say this is excessive.

Sometimes i just have a that 'feeling' last year I placed a football bet on Manchester United to win in a Champions League tie when that dreadful Moyes were in charge, for a 3000 bet, the return would of been nearly 9k they got battered and I lost all that - Though it was a game we really should of won.

So you could say I am a gambler but one that tries to gamble in safe markets with a higher possibility chance of actually winning instead of losing.

Edited by Chiddo on Wednesday 15th April 01:18
Like the lottery? What are the odds of winning the jackpot on that, five million to one? How many times have you even won twenty quid and broken even? rofl

Asterix

24,438 posts

192 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Well done mate - enjoy the next car and ensure you rag the tits off it.

Benbay001

5,656 posts

121 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Why not buy something interesting rather than an rs3? Considering you won a vxr8 why not buy a used £20k one?

The Spruce goose

27,576 posts

159 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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you lost 3k on one bet? you spend 1.5k a year on lottery tickets?

well done on win, but watching my gambling dad go to prison for thief, i would quit whilst you are ahead.

GAjon

3,320 posts

177 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Nice advert.

Axionknight

8,420 posts

99 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Asterix said:
Well done mate - enjoy the next car and ensure you rag the tits off it.
He took the cash.

TBH the first post smelled of an advert, but the others seemed genuine enough to me. Still wouldn't play though.

Ved

3,822 posts

139 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Congrats but seek help as I think you have an addiction.

Asterix

24,438 posts

192 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Axionknight said:
Asterix said:
Well done mate - enjoy the next car and ensure you rag the tits off it.
He took the cash.
I know mate - hence the 'next' bit.

Axionknight

8,420 posts

99 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Sorry, tis' a bit too early for me rofl

Zyp

12,619 posts

153 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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Well done on the win.

A good mate of mine started doing excessive on-line gambling - lottery, Irish lottery, etc.
Then on line poker.... ended up bankrupt, owed Lloyds bank £45k, lost his house, his wife and kids, ends up living in a bedsit at age 45, then gets done for drink driving twice....

It's a bad place to be.


This £47k OP - bet you can buy loads of tickets with it! hehe

wilwak

747 posts

134 months

Wednesday 15th April 2015
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I play every week! Hooked! I generally buy 10 goes at £3 each. That gives a 40% discount and I usually have a rebate from the previous week for being close. Usually costs me about £10 for 10 entries. Not bad for a bit of fun.

If you're a new player you get a free £5 entry which is worth a go.

There's also a free competition every month which I always enter. Current one is driving Supercars in Barcelona.

Three Pistonheads members have now won very nice cars so far and I met a guy at a club meet who had won a Jag so it is all for real!

All is explained here with links to the free holiday competition and the free £5 dream car competition.....

http://www.bikesrestored.com/win-supercar/