Duxford man wins car and cash worth £60,000

Simon Ford collecting his Mercedes-AMG A45 S

Simon Ford (left) with DJ Christian Williams from BOTB - Credit: BOTB

A Duxford resident has won a car and cash worth a total of £60,000 in an online football spot the ball competition.

Simon Ford, 32, collected the £50,000 Mercedes-AMG A45 S and £10,000 in cash, from competition organiser Best of the Best (BOTB), at the Temple Fortune dealership in London.

The winch engineer, who bought a £1 ticket, was driving home from work when BOTB presenter, DJ Christian WIlliams phoned with the good news.

In the weekly competition, entrants look at a photo from a football match and pick the closest place to where a panel of former footballers and referees deem the centre of the ball to be.

Simon said: “I can’t actually believe this is real, stuff like this just doesn’t happen to me, I never win anything.

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“The money is going to come in massively handy when my girlfriend Carlie and I start looking to buy a house next year.” 

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