'I knew I was going to win one day' says Peterhead man who scooped £135k prize

A Peterhead man’s prize-winning premonition became reality last week when he scooped a staggering £135,000 prize with Britain’s favourite online competition, BOTB.

Matthew Donaldson was cock-a-hoop after winning an £85,000 BMW M3 Touring, along with a staggering £50,000 in the boot.

The 33-year-old father-of-one said his face was sore from smiling as he celebrated the news with his wife, Jenna, at their Aberdeenshire home.

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BOTB’s Christian Williams ambushed Matthew with news he was this winner of the Dream Car Competition on a videocall, flipping the phone to show him the gleaming estate and the suitcase full of cash.

​Matthew is told the good news in a video call from BOTB’s Christian Williams.​Matthew is told the good news in a video call from BOTB’s Christian Williams.
​Matthew is told the good news in a video call from BOTB’s Christian Williams.

“I’d love to say I never thought this would happen to me but I had a premonition I would win and I told my wife it was going to happen sooner rather than later,” Matthew said.

“Even though I knew it would be me one day it was still one hell of a shock to see Christian’s face at the other end. I was speechless!”

A general manager for Peterhead transport firm Central Taxis and Millbank Coaches, Matthew said he’d already got designs on the cash.

“We had an amazing holiday to Disney last year so I think we fancy a return, especially my 10-year-old son, Leo. But I can’t wait to get my hands on the car. I’ve already added about £10,000 of extras to the one I want, including the tech and comfort packs, but while it’s being built to my specifications I’ll be driving my 440!”

The M3 Touring only comes in one version – the full-fat Competition spec with a 503bhp twin-turbo, three-litre, straight-six engine, driven through an eight-speed auto gearbox.

“It’s an absolute beast,” said BOTB’s Christian. “Matthew and his family are going to have a huge amount of fun in this car. It’s like Disney on four wheels!”

As well as a Dream Car prize, BOTB hands over a string of prizes each week, from supercars and luxury holidays to suitcases full of cash and high-performance motorbikes.

The company was founded by William Hindmarch in 1999 and has given away more than £52m-worth of cars so far.

To see Matthew’s reaction head over to www.botb.com.

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