A Bradford Teenager has bagged £40,000 from a car competition
A Bradford teenager got the surprise of a lifetime after winning a £40,000 car and £10,000 in cash that he won in an online competition.
Saif Ali Aurangzeb was shocked when he was presented with a Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG and a briefcase of cash by representatives of Best of the Best.
The 19-year-old had been told he had won a Christmas hamper, but could barely speak, saying “you’re having a laugh”, when Best of the Best founder and managing director Will Hindmarch paid him a visit at work to inform him that he had won.
“I am over the moon,” said Saif. “I thought it was going to be a Christmas hamper!”
“And I forgot about the cash. I cannot believe it – I am buzzing.”
A student at the University of Bradford, Saif also helps out in the family food store. He entered the competition to win the car after buying a £5 ticket at www.botb.com and taking a guess at a spot the ball picture. He claimed he had been entering continuously for a year, spending about £150 in total and each time trying to win the A45 car.
Mr Hindmarch and colleague Ben Hughes picked up the Mercedes from a dealership on Thornton Road, before handing it to Saif.
“It is great, it is fun,” said Mr Hindmarch, who also revealed that Saif will receive a year’s insurance and servicing for free. “We are making people’s dreams come true. It is quite life-changing for some people.”
Best of the Best was founded 15 years ago and there have been 243 winners of top-of-the-range cars in that time – amounting to more than £15million in cars given away.