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Matthew Chenapa, 41, was working from home when BOTB’s Christian Williams video-called to tell him he was this week’s winner and the proud new owner of the 2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster worth almost £130,000.
And if the prize wasn’t enough – it also came with £70,000 stuffed in the boot.
“I am speechless,” he said. “I’ve been playing BOTB for years now, but I just never thought it was going to happen to me.”
The convertible prize has a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine, producing 503bhp through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It also has the fastest operating roof in the world.
“My son is going to go crazy - he’s always wanted a soft top,” the father-of-one added.
“I play every week and he always helps me pick which car I’m going to play for - he’s also a huge fan of the Aston Martins.”
Matthew, who lives with his wife, Jodie, and eight-year-old son, played for the same car a couple of weeks ago in the Spot The Ball competition but was just a whisker away.
“I’ve been playing for around ten years now so I definitely must have mastered the craft of picking the correct coordinates by now!”
As Christian showed Matthew around his new wheels and the different features, he opened the boot to reveal £70,000 cash was waiting for him, too.
“That kind of money is completely life-changing for us,” he added. “I have no idea what I’m going to do with it. Maybe we’ll make some decisions once this year is out the way and life is back to normal.
“You’ve made my year BOTB, thank you so much!”
BOTB hands over the keys to two cars each week as well as a lifestyle prize. Other recent winners have bagged a quad bike, a holiday to Las Vegas and a gaming tech bundle.
The company, listed on the stock market, was founded by William Hindmarch in 1999 and has given away more than £37m-worth of cars so far.
Christian, who surprises the BOTB winners each week, said: “What a prize! Matthew seems like a lovely guy and I loved the fact his son also gets involved in BOTB by picking which car to play for. He has won an amazing car and with the cash too, I’m sure he’s absolutely delighted. Congratulations again!”
To see Matthew’s shock reaction alongside a host of other lucky winners, head over to https://www.botb.com/