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Retired Rugeley grandfather scoops £22,000 Harley Davidson from 75p competition ticket

A retired Staffordshire grandfather will be riding in style after scooping a £22,000 Harley Davidson thanks to online competitions company BOTB.

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Gary Lamb bagged himself a brand-new Harley-Davidson Road King

Gary Lamb, 57, was at home in Rugeley when BOTB presenter Christian Williams video-called to tell him he was this week’s Midweek Lifestyle Competition winner and had bagged himself a brand-new Harley-Davidson Road King worth £22,195.

“It’s my lifelong dream to own a Harley-Davidson,” said Gary, after paying just 75p for his competition ticket.

“I’ve had bikes since I was 16 and I’ve always dreamt of a Harley but never had one.

“When you’ve got kids and a mortgage these things get put on the back burner don’t they? But now that I'm retired, I’ve been looking at them."

Gary Lamb bagged himself a brand-new Harley-Davidson Road King

The retired JCB engineer lives with his wife Dorothy in Rugeley. He has two children and a granddaughter, Lily.

“I do already have a few bikes in the garage though,” he said.

“It’s safe to say I’m a bit of a petrolhead. I like to buy them and restore them - it’s a bit of fun, too.

“I’ve been playing BOTB for a year now, I never really expected to win though. I was so shocked when I saw Christian’s face pop up on my screen.”

The Harley-Davidson Road King Gary won in the competition boasts a Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine.

BOTB hands over the keys to a stunning dream car each week as well as a Midweek Lifestyle prize, where winners have bagged a quad bike, holidays to the Caribbean and £25,000 in cash.

The company, listed on the stock market, was founded by William Hindmarch in 1999 and has given away more than £48m-worth of cars so far.

All Gary had to do to enter the competition was answer a question.

He was then randomly selected from all the correct entries.

BOTB’s Christian, who surprises winners every week, was thrilled to give him the good news.

He said: “Gary has played for an absolutely fantastic prize. A Harley is a dream for any motorbike fan. He seems like a lovely guy and I’m really pleased for him! Massive congratulations again!”

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