Anybody won one of those car lotteries?

Anybody won one of those car lotteries?

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Painter38

Original Poster:

103 posts

62 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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I`m referring to the handful of car raffles that live on social media.
Most of the cars are chavved-up monstrosities but occasionally something interesting pops up.
I like that you can see the odds on offer.

eltax91

8,950 posts

171 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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There’s quite a few on here who have won on dream car giveaways

Butter Face

24,013 posts

125 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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Yeah there’s been a couple on PH.

My mate won an entertainment bundle; 72” TV, XBOX, sound bar, PS4 etc. Off a £5 gamble.

He does enter them every week and probably spent a fortune on them all.

Painter38

Original Poster:

103 posts

62 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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eltax91 said:
There’s quite a few on here who have won on dream car giveaways
I didn`t know that. Is there a thread?

berlintaxi

8,508 posts

138 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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Quite a few on here have won BOTB,

J2daG1990

1,041 posts

91 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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My cousin's work colleague won a tuned up Golf R from the one called Dream Car Giveaways on Facebook.

They were watching the draw live and they said his name.

As long as they do their draws live and use a 3rd party random number generator like Google then their legit.

However there are a lot of these about now, so you want to find one that make sure the cars they buy are top notch and are serviced/checked prior to the giveaway.

I personally buy from Dream Car Giveaways and occasionally 7 Days Performance.

toon10

5,181 posts

122 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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Yes, a lad that used to work for me won this. Tickets were more than BOTB but then the odds of winning are much better. I'm sure he said it was something like £9.99 a ticket but < 6000 entrants.


Truckosaurus

8,306 posts

249 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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Butter Face said:
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There’s a few.
There's also the Readers' Car thread by the chap who won "Tiger Wood's Suburban" from Paddy Power, which had been mounted on a billboard outside a golf event.

SimonTheSailor

10,517 posts

193 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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I won a hundred free credit on BOTB the other week.

Came within one pixel of winning a new Corvette - didn't even get a runners up prize !!

Have started playing Rev Comps as they seem like a good bunch !!

thelostboy

4,041 posts

190 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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One of those companies is within our group and it's not fake, people do win the cars.

supertouring

2,188 posts

198 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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I see lots of posts on Facebook to pick a number and win a car, tools, junk etc but the majority seem to originate from Northern Ireland.

Is there a reason for them to be from this specific region of the country? Is it a cultural thing or differing laws?

rigga

6,992 posts

166 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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Been close a few times on BOTB, but I guess when the picture is blown up I'm not as close as it seems, lad at work won a Audi S3 the other month, only purchased one ticket, family of young kids, so sold it soon after.

Turkish91

607 posts

167 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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I won an Integra DC5 on Dream Car Giveaways

Seems every man and his dog are doing these raffles now. As said as long as it’s done on Facebook live and they use Google Random Number Generator... and do test runs first outside the ticket numbers... I can’t see how else they could fudge it tbh.

kharma45

115 posts

38 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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supertouring said:
I see lots of posts on Facebook to pick a number and win a car, tools, junk etc but the majority seem to originate from Northern Ireland.

Is there a reason for them to be from this specific region of the country? Is it a cultural thing or differing laws?
Lots of people trying to copy the success of RKings who are from here.

KingNothing

2,754 posts

118 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Won a 65" TV, Surround sound system, Xbox One X and PS4 Pro on Dream Car Giveaways last year. Still enter for the cars, but waiting on a win.

Cjop17

3 posts

23 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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A lad near me won a Huracan or £110k. Think he took the money, and another lad won a Mk2 Focus RS

Thesprucegoose

27,944 posts

160 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Never won, stopped playing BOTB only got close once and prefer the raffle ones now, more clear on odds on winning, a good way to lose money though.

Mr Tidy

13,845 posts

92 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Bought an entry to BOTB once for a bit of a laugh!

And amazingly enough I didn't win. biglaugh

I had to buy the entry before I found out it was basically a "Spot the Ball" competition. rolleyes

I may be cynical, but I can't help thinking that by the time all the entry fees have been collected the "prize" has already been funded!

IMO these sort of things seem like a scam - just save the entry fees until you can buy what you want.

DB77

193 posts

112 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Mr Tidy said:
I may be cynical, but I can't help thinking that by the time all the entry fees have been collected the "prize" has already been funded!
You do realise these are all run as a business (for profit) so the intention is certainly to fund the prize (plus admin costs and profit) from selling entries?