Poor 2.6 | Reviews (51)
Company: Best of the Best Plc
Founded: 2003
Country: United Kingdom
Prizes: Car
TOS: 16+
Phone: +44 20 7371 8866

BOTB (Best Of The Best) Exposed — How to Win a Car?

BOTB Exposed

BOTB Review

Dream of owning that amazing car? offers just that. This is a weekly competition to win your dream car.

What Is

BOTB is a car drawing. It’s played weekly by purchasing tickets and the “spotting the ball”. You are shown a picture of a football match and you’ve got to guess where the ball should be. When the contest closes, the judges decide where the center of the ball is, and then whoever is closest to this point wins. It’s that simple. Tickets range in price from £3 – £20 depending on which car you want to win. That was where I got seriously distracted surfing through the different vehicles. I seesawed between the Maserati and the Alfa Romeo.

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Who Can Participate?

The BOTB’s game is open to anyone 16 years of age or older depending on the “age of majority” where you live. What is clear is anyone can play from anywhere – as long you don’t work for The only downside is if you do live outside the UK, there could be other costs on claiming your dream car.

What Are the Prizes Offered by BOTB?

For the Dream Car Competition, there is one car award. It looks like the winner gets to choose from the vehicles advertised. Any options or upgrades are paid for by the winner. The first prize includes insurance for the 1st year and one-year warranty servicing. Winners also have the option to take cash at a value of 80%. There are 20 runner-up prizes of £200 for Dream Car tickets for another competition. Oh, and if there is a tie for the Dream Car, the person who loses gets £500 cash and £500 worth of more tickets.

Who Owns

BOTB is a registered company in the UK listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and has been around since 1999. They have a snail mail address, phone number, and email address – plus an online form. This is the dream child of William Hindmarsh who always wanted to own that dream car and decided to set up a game for others to be able to do that.

What Are the Terms & Conditions?

When I first looked at the prizes offered in BOTB’s Dream Car Competitions, I got all excited because I misread the small print. I thought it said that ticket entries for each of the prizes are limited to 150 people. What it actually says is, that tickets are limited to 150 per person plus any “Supercharged Loyalty Club Tickets”. The Supercharged Club is a bonus system for extra tickets and refer-a-friend cash awards.

Also in the small print, if the car is delivered in the UK then UK VAT is paid by If it is delivered to Europe, UK VAT is paid, but any other costs like taxes, import duties, and registration costs will be paid by the winner. That goes for any other country. They’ll get to the closest port and then you’ve got to sort out the rest.

How to Collect a Prize? will contact the winner, but if they can’t within 5 days, then it goes to the next person. Disqualification can also take place if you break the rules of the game and mostly that looks like getting more than the limit on tickets. Winners have to provide a copy of their passport, prove the credit card used to purchase tickets was theirs, provide pictures of them, and pose for photos and videos.

BOTB Feedback and Complaints

The reviews on their website are great. Other sites were just as positive, so it looks like this site does just what it says it does – offers a car a week to win.

Why You Should Register with BOTB


Amazing Cars to Win

Weekly Game

Fun Way to Win

Why You Shouldn’t Register with BOTB


No Info on Odds of Winning

Taxes and other Import Duties if You Win Outside the UK

Waiting To Win

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Is Legit?

This site looks legit and does exactly what it says – players can win a car a week. I love the concept of a chance to win my dream car. The “spot the ball” idea is a hilarious way to choose a winner. The only downside is not knowing how many other people you are playing against!

BOTB gets a thumbs up partly for its simplicity and partly for the amazing different dream cars to win. I’m going back to looking at cars!

  1. I stopped playing BOTB this week, I have purchased tickets every week for the dream car competition for nearly 5 years I won a £1000 prize in a botb Christmas draw.
    I have at present £38.67 dream credit in my botb account that I received for this week playing dream comp and midweek car comp. But I am not going to use that credit because simply I don’t see the point when I won the £1000 in 2018 I thought I had a chance of winning the dream car but when female player comments on botb’s Facebook page on Tuesday that female players never win then the following day the winner of the lifestyle winner is a female player convenient or what? in 2017 a player abroad commented that foreign players never win following that comment there were 6 winners all in the following 6 weeks coincidence? they say it only takes one ticket if you can win on only buying one ticket then luck to you.

  2. botb is not a scam
    play sensible and not beyond your means

  3. Very difficult to win a single prize among millions of participants. Just wasting time and money. If want to enjoy, only use credit you earn

  4. Only people in the UK can win but they don’t tell u that. Shame on u BOTB.

    • Apparently, they do not show the judges where the original ball was…the judges decide where they think it would be…..when asking you to play…they say…use your skill to work out where the ball is….when actually you could get it correct and the judges get it wrong….should not be legal.

    • not true
      I have seen winners from all over the world

  5. I ended up opening a dispute on PayPal and PayPal refunded me right away. I think they know this is just a Ponzi scheme.
    The trick is that they always judge the ballz where is the most convenient, aka lower prizes or as usual a British guy. If they don’t use the real ball position then the jury must judge it BEFORE the competition ends OR IS FIXED.
    If you take a look at the winners, you will see 99% are from UK, south UK actually. France has only 4-5 winners, 4 of them are having British names. USA winners are just a few, come on. Germany – 5 winners only in 20 years. Netherlands – 6 winners of some very insignificant cars.
    Now, look at the cars won. They are almost common cars. Who the heck plays to win a Volkswagen 4 door, when there are Porches, AMGs, and McLarens on the menu?

    It’s fixed.


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