WATCH the moment a Doncaster grandfather scoops £80,000 prize including top-of-the-range BMW

A grandfather from Doncaster was left speechless after scooping a £80,000 cash-and-car prize thanks to online competitions company BOTB.

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Glyn Copperwheat, aged 67, was enjoying a day off at home, when BOTB’s Christian Williams turned up to tell him he’d won a brand-new £52,000 BMW plus £30,000 cash in the company’s weekly Midweek Car Competition.

“My heart is going so fast,” he laughed. “I don’t believe it!”

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Glyn, who recognised Christian instantly having played BOTB for years, said this was a dream come true.

Celebration time for Glyn Copperwheat with BOTB’s Christian WilliamsCelebration time for Glyn Copperwheat with BOTB’s Christian Williams
Celebration time for Glyn Copperwheat with BOTB’s Christian Williams
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“I knew who Christian was the moment I opened the door,” he added. “I’m a huge fan of BOTB but I couldn’t believe he was at my front door! I’ve played ever since the early days when they used to be in the airports. I’ve come close a few times, too.”

The father-of-two and grandfather-of-two paid just £1.85 for his ticket to enter the competition where he scooped the £52,000 BMW M340i xDrive Touring which has all of the top-of-the-range features included.

He said this is a big upgrade from his old VW Passat which he drives at the moment.

Glyn Copperwheat with BOTB’s Christian WilliamsGlyn Copperwheat with BOTB’s Christian Williams
Glyn Copperwheat with BOTB’s Christian Williams
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“This whole thing is just amazing,” he said, shaking in disbelief. “I don’t know what to say!

Glyn, who spent most of his career as a technical trainer in the RAF, said the first place he’ll drive the car is to the coast of Scarborough with his partner, Lisa, aged 56.

He added: “The car is stunning and it’s the car I’d want over any other make or design in the world - I just don’t believe it. Thank you BOTB!”

But the surprise wasn’t finished there as Christian led Glyn round to the boot of the car where a briefcase stuffed with £30,000 cash was waiting for him.

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“How wonderful,” he said, reaching for the cash almost immediately. “I’m just speechless, I can’t believe this is happening to me.”

He said he’d put the cash towards his retirement.

Christian, who surprises the BOTB winners each week, said: “Glyn seems like a lovely guy and he’s played for a stunning set of wheels. The BMW paired with the cash makes for a very nice prize - massive congratulations again Glyn!”

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