A Herts man whose wedding ceremony was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic was left surprised after he received a model new top-of-the-range Tesla and £30,000 money – all for simply £1.20.

Dave Ratcliffe, 29, from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, was working from dwelling when BOTB’s Christian Williams video-called to inform him he was this week’s Midweek Automobile Competitors winner and the proud new proprietor of a Tesla Mannequin 3 price greater than £40,000, in addition to 1000’s of kilos richer.

It means he’ll now have the honeymoon of a lifetime because of on-line competitions firm BOTB.

“I simply can’t imagine it,” he stated.

“I knew precisely who Christian was once I answered the telephone. I’ve been enjoying BOTB for greater than a yr.”

The monetary advisor added that he performed for the automobile as a result of ‘electrical vehicles are the longer term’.

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“My dad loves Teslas, he’s obtained the Mannequin S and all the time raves about it,” he stated.

“They’re the longer term aren’t they!”

Dave, who at present drives a Golf R, paid simply £1.20 to enter the competitors and says he by no means anticipated the decision.

“I’ve been enjoying for greater than a yr now, and my brother performs too,” he stated.

“We see it as a little bit of enjoyable actually, I by no means ever anticipated to win.”

After Christian confirmed Dave across the automobile and its options, he opened the boot to disclose a briefcase filled with £30,000 money additionally ready for him.

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“I simply don’t imagine it,“ he added. “Issues like this simply don’t occur to me.

“As a monetary advisor I ought to in all probability say I’m going to place this into an ISA.

“However I’m not going to, I’ll be treating us to an out-of-this-world honeymoon when the borders open.”

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

“We had been meant to get married in Sorrento final yr however in fact that obtained cancelled, it’s meant to be this July as a substitute however I can’t actually see that occuring both,” he added.

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

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BOTB palms over the keys to 2 beautiful vehicles every week in addition to a way of life prize, and up to date winners have bagged a quad bike, a vacation to Las Vegas and a gaming tech bundle.

The corporate, listed on the inventory market, was based by William Hindmarch in 1999 and has given away greater than £37m-worth of vehicles to this point.

Christian, who surprises the BOTB winners every week, stated: “Dave looks as if an excellent man and he’s performed for a improbable automobile. He’s 100 per cent proper when he says electrical vehicles are the longer term and I’m excited for him to strive his new wheels out.

“The automobile paired with the cash for his long-awaited honeymoon makes for a tremendous prize. Huge congratulations once more, Dave!”

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