How to Play BOTB and Increase Your Chance of Winning

Last updated on April 9th, 2021 at 10:44 am

Win a car on BOTB like this Lamborghini Urus
Win a supercar on BOTB like this Lamborghini Urus

BOTB is an online competition where members play ‘spot-the-ball' to win top-tier prizes that include luxury cars, vans, and trucks. We show you how to play and increase your odds of winning BOTB

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Win a dream car of your choice

We've seen them on TV, in ads in luxury magazines, for many of us, owning a supercar has only been a dream – up to now! 

The folk at BOTB have created a competition where you can win a car of your dreams, whether it's a Bentley Bentayga, McLaren 540cc, or maybe a Volkswagen California Ocean camper van. If these or any of the 200 top-spec autos they have in their line-up take your fancy, then read on.

What is BOTB, and when did it start?

‘Best of the Best' aka BOTB is a British company founded in 1999 by William Hindmarch. It started on small retail stands located at airports including Heathrow and Gatwick.  Since then, the company has expanded its retail outlets into shopping centres, events and festivals, and online.

Where is BOTB located?

BOTB is based in London, UK. However, the game is played from most locations in the world with players worldwide having an equal chance to win a top prize at BOTB.

How much does it cost to play BOTB spot-the-ball?

There is no set cost to play the BOTB Dream Car competition as it largely depends on the type of car or vehicle you want to win. If you're going to play for one of the supercars, you would be paying more per ticket as opposed to other cars in the BOTB line up that starts a low as 85p. 

As an example, the pricing for tickets of these cars (current March 2020) are:

Bentley Continental GT W12 – £4.85

Aston Martin DBX – £4.70

Maserati Levante – £2.60

Audi ABT Q8 – £3.05

Jaguar I-Pace HSE – £2.80

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio – £2.80

Pay the extra for the £50,000 + free fuel for a year
BOTB offers players the chance to win £20,000 £50,000 plus free fuel for a year when you buy an entry into the competition to win a car. The price is an extra 45p per ticket. We strongly suggest you take that offer – if you won your chosen car and did not buy the ticket you would probably be kicking yourself very hard.

Discounts on multiple tickets

If you buy multiple tickets to play on BOTB – then you are eligible for a discount. Buy five entries and receive 5+ pricing and Buy ten more and get 10+ pricing credit.

BOTB spot the ball competition

Tips for increasing your chances of winning a car on BOTB

BOTB is relatively easy to play; it requires a good eye and a little skill. See our following tips to increase your chances of winning a BOTB car.

    1. Choose the car(s) you want to win – maybe a high-end sports car or an EV like a Tesla. I always choose a combination of the featured sale cars, and cars I am watching in my saved items list.
    2. Choose how many tickets you want to play. The more tickets you buy, the more it increases your chances of winning BOTB (plus the discount as mentioned earlier) – set yourself a reasonable budget.
    3. Don't forget to pay the extra 45p per ticket to further win free fuel for a year and £50,000 cash.
    4. Play the game – spot the ball – each ticket you purchase gives you one play. The more entries you have increases your chances of winning. 
    5. Click and place your ‘X' mark where you think the centre of the ball is.
        1. Look carefully at the player's movements and line of sight.
        2. Using the line tool, draw a line to where you think the centre of the ball is.
        3. Look at the other prominent player's movement and line of sight and draw the second line to the centre of the ball. (Do the lines converge to where you think the ball is?).
        4. How I play – I first of all guess by sight where I believe the centre of the ball is. I then place a couple of marks closely to each other on that spot. I then use the line tools to follow the movements of the players as mentioned above – if they are also on or near to my original guesstimate, I will add several more marks on and around that same area.

    6. Place your other ‘X' marks closely together around the first mark this increases the odds of you winning or at the least winning game credit.
    7. Don't exceed your budget – there is always next week.

How is BOTB judged?

Judging for the BOTB spot-the-ball competition is Monday after the end of the previous week's game.

Who are the BOTB judges?

The BOTB judges form an expert panel, most of the judges are former professional referees and sometimes actual pro football players.

The judges choose the winner by determining the closest mark to the centre of the ball. Once the judges agree on that spot, the player who has the nearest mark to the judges choice will be the winner.

When are BOTB winners announced?

Winners of the spot the ball Dream Car competition are notified (or surprised in person) on Tuesday. BOTB team members will contact the winner's chosen contact from their ‘surprise details.' 

BOTB Supercharged Club

Members of the Supercharged Club fall into one of 3 tiers – Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Qualification for the tier levels is dependant on the amount of money spent on the BOTB spot-the-ball competition.

A player can qualify for a tier by playing the ‘win a car' competition regularly. The more you play and how much you spend will determine which level you are assigned.

Supercharged club benefits

Bronze tier – 1 x free Superdrive competition entry. £10.00 refer-a-friend credit. One free Bronze car ticket (every week) to play in the BOTB competition. Plus, £10.00 credit for the closest entry per prize in the Dream Car Competition.

Silver-tier – 2 x free Superdrive Competition entries. £12.50 refer-a-friend credit. One free Silver car ticket (every week) to play in the competition. Plus, £50.00 credit for the closest entry per prize in the win a car Competition.

Gold tier – 3 x free Superdrive Competition entries. £15.00 refer-a-friend credit. One free Gold car ticket (every week) to play in the BOTB Dream Car competition. Plus, £30.00 credit for the closest entry per prize in the win a car Competition.

Keep it fun

Playing ‘Best of the Best' competition should be fun. If you feel like your no longer enjoying the game, then take a break. However, when you do win BOTB the rewards of driving that Aston Martin DBX will far outweigh any doubts.

Keeping checking back as we update this page with more tips on how to win a car on BOTB

Good luck!


    • According to the winners map on the botb website, there are winners all over the world, so, Yes, you can play!

    • Only 1 person can win. If there is more than one winner BOTB state in their rules:

      “If a case arises where two or more players are equally close to the judge’s position, the winner will be determined by calculating the next closest entry of the players in question. The person with the closest second ticket is then the outright winner. If any player in this equidistant scenario has only one ticket, all players that qualify will participate in another Spot the Ball competition online to determine the outright winner.”

      Good luck!

  1. I’m English and live in France, can I play? when will you have more electric and hybrid cars like Lexus suv, Land Rover hybrid, Hyundai Kona? It seems a little old fashioned with petrol cars considering you can get supercars that are hybrid.


    • Yes, you can play from most countries, neighbouring France included.
      They do have a category for hybrid/electric vehicles. I agree they could do with some more mid to high-range hybrid electric vehicles. It’s more than likely that BOTB feels that a majority of users play the petrol/diesel types. However, BOTB seems to be adding more electric cars to the game.
      I would like to see BOTB add the Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD to their permanent line-up.

      Best of luck!

  2. I researched this a lot before I started playing – my question is, who pays for the added extras when you pick up the car? So there was a guy who won a Land Rover defender in November 2020 and he picked his car up in March (you can see the vid on the winners part of the website). The presenter goes through the extras the winner picked. The base model of the car he won was worth £54K and I did a quick calculation on the Defender Website and he had added extras that equalled about and additional £6K.

    So my question is this – the added cash you play for (£50K/£100K) does that go to the added extras? Or does it go on the added cash equivalent of the car on the site?

    Christ – not even bothered if someone answers me now! The question was too long!

    • Lol, yes long question 🙂 let me see if I can answer this. Let’s say you win a Tesla X Plaid and you want to add options. This is then up to you to sort out with the dealership. I believe that BOTB will help as much as possible but the ‘extras’ options cost is your expense. If you won the car, you would take it out of the bonus money you (hopefully) played for. Or, take the cash alternative and find the same car used (1 or 2 years old) with low mileage and all the options included.

  3. Hi I live in india. can I play this game, if I won the game, you will deliver the vehicle to my home without any charges like tax, registration etc

  4. I’m on the verge of giving up I’ve put a lot of time and money into trying to win , I have only had three next closest tickets . Come June it will be a year of playing and now I’m kind of bored . I know it will be a miracle if I win . So come june , that will be judgement time whether to keep playing. But just to win once may persuade me to keep playing the other games on offer.

  5. What’s the odds of ever winning a car on BOTB. I have read it’s a 6 million to 1 chance. I know the odds are stacked against you winning because it is not based on the real position of they ball but to were some unknown judges place the ball. So really this is still only a game of luck


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