A person from Hitchin whose wedding ceremony was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic final 12 months has had a smile put again on his face after profitable a Tesla and £30,000 from a well-liked competitors firm.

Dave Ratcliffe, 29, was working from dwelling when he acquired the decision from BOTB – a dream automotive and life-style raffle – host Christian Williams telling him he was the mid week automotive competitors winner. 

The monetary advisor scooped a black Tesla Mannequin 3 and £30,000 in money for the honeymoon of a lifetime – all for £1.20, the worth of his BOTB ticket.

Dave’s face was an image to behold when he picked up the telephone as he “could not imagine his eyes”. He mentioned he recognised Christian instantly as he has performed for greater than a 12 months.

“I simply can’t imagine it. I’ve been taking part in for greater than a 12 months now, and my brother performs too,” he added.


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“We see it as a little bit of enjoyable actually, I by no means ever anticipated to win. Issues like this simply don’t occur to me. 

“My dad loves Teslas, he’s received the Mannequin S and all the time raves about it. They’re the long run aren’t they?!”

Dave joked that as per his occupation, he ought to “most likely put this [the cash] into an ISA”, however as a substitute will deal with his companion to an additional particular honeymoon when COVID-19 restrictions enable.

The husband-to-be went on to elucidate that he and his fiancé, Jade, have been meant to tie the knot final 12 months however their wedding ceremony was delayed because of the pandemic. 

“We have been meant to get married in Sorrento final 12 months however in fact that received cancelled, it’s meant to be this July as a substitute however I can’t actually see that occuring both.

“It’s been actually troublesome to be trustworthy and fairly disturbing so this can be a actually fine addition. Thanks a lot!” 

Christian, who surprises the BOTB winners every week, defined: “He looks like an amazing man and he’s performed for a incredible automotive.

“He’s 100 per cent proper when he says electrical autos are the long run and I’m excited for him to strive his new wheels out.

“The automotive paired with the cash for his long-awaited honeymoon makes for an incredible prize. Large congratulations once more, Dave!”