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Watch: Seven Kings man’s amazing reaction as he’s handed the keys to £68k BMW

PUBLISHED: 18:13 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 18:15 31 October 2017

Bamidele Johnson is greeted on his doorstep to be given the news that he has just won a brand new BMW X6 M50d worth £69,230

Bamidele Johnson is greeted on his doorstep to be given the news that he has just won a brand new BMW X6 M50d worth £69,230

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A man from Seven Kings was left speechless after winning a £68k BMW in a car giveaway competition.

Bamidele Johnson is greeted on his doorstep to be given the news that he has just won a brand new BMW X6 M50d worth £69,230Bamidele Johnson is greeted on his doorstep to be given the news that he has just won a brand new BMW X6 M50d worth £69,230

Lucky Bamidele Johnson is celebrating after learning this morning that his dream had come true and he had won a BMW X6 M50d – worth a staggering £68,000.

Bamidele claimed the incredible prize after buying a single ticket at £17 for a long running car competition in Westfield last week.

It was a Halloween treat for the dad-of-one who was working from home after being told to expect a package to be delivered that morning.

After opening his front door to find radio presenter Christian Williams from Best Of The Best (BOTB), the 43-year-old was overwhelmed with shock, tears and laughter as he realised he had won his dream car.

Bamidele Johnson is greeted on his doorstep to be given the news that he has just won a brand new BMW X6 M50d worth £69,230Bamidele Johnson is greeted on his doorstep to be given the news that he has just won a brand new BMW X6 M50d worth £69,230

He said: “This is my dream, I’m over the moon.

“I really can’t believe it, I didn’t expect this at all.”

The dad-of-one, who currently drives a Ford Fiesta, had bought a ticket last Monday afternoon after taking pity on the man selling the raffle tickets in Westfield.

He said: “I decided to buy one because I wanted to do the guy a favour!

“I work in marketing and I know its commission based so I decided to buy a ticket but didn’t think anything about it!”

The raffle sees BOTB give away a supercar every week with contestants choosing their dream vehicle from more than 180 models and paying £3 or more for a ticket.

Then the company asks contestants to spot the ball from a picture of a football game with the nearest – as deemed by a panel of sporting experts – taking home the prize.

Within minutes of popping a bottle of champagne, Bamidele was wondering if he could wait until his wife, Veronica, a social worker, had finished for the day.

He said: “She won’t believe it. I don’t believe it!

“Just a week ago, I bought a ticket and now I own a BMW, which I have always wanted to do.”

BOTB was founded in 1999 and has handed over the keys to more than £22m worth of supercars.


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