How to Play BOTB and Increase Your Chance of Winning

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Lamborghini Urus with a nighttime city backdrop
Lamborghini Urus at BOTB

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.

Win a Dream Car of Your Choice

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

The folks 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, 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 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 global locations 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, then you would be paying more per ticket as opposed to other cars in the BOTB lineup that starts at 85p. 

As an example, the pricing for tickets of these cars (current February 2024) are:

Aston Martin DB12 – £5.45

Fisker Ocean Extreme – £1.70

Audi R8 V10 – £4.60

Hymer ML-T Crossover – £3.75

Pay the extra for the £20K – 50K + free fuel for a year

BOTB offers players the chance to win £20,000 plus free fuel for a year when they buy an entry into the competition to win a car. The price ranges from £0.60 to £1.50 per Dream Car ticket. We strongly suggest you take the offer – if you won your chosen car and did not buy the extra cash ticket then 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 receive 10+ price credit.

BOTB spot the ball competition example guide
BOTB spot the ball competition example guide

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 to win free fuel for a year and £20,000 – £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 football is.
        1. Look carefully at the player's movements and their 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 – firstly, I guess by sight where I believe the centre of the ball is. I then place a couple of marks close to each other on that spot. I then use the line tools to follow the movements of the player's eyes as mentioned above – if they are also 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 on 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.' the day before. 

BOTB Supercharged Club

BOTB supercharged club tier
BOTB supercharged club tier

Members of the Supercharged Club fall into one of 3 tiers – Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Qualification for the tier levels is dependent 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's 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's Competition entries. £12.50 refer-a-friend credit. One free Silver car ticket (every week) to play in the competition. Plus, £20.00 credit for the closest entry per prize in the win-a-car Competition.

Gold tier – 3 x free Superdrive's 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 the ‘Best of the Best' competition should be fun. If you feel like you're 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!

22 COMMENTS

    • 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.

    Cheers

    • 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 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

    • Yep, it’s a game of luck/chance. Most people don’t win anything, and for BOTB to offer the luxury cars that they do, there has to be a lot of people playing and not winning.
      I think that the only way you increase your chance is by buying more tickets and placing your x’s as close as possible to each other – of course! The downside of this is spending more money… …I wonder how much the winners spend before winning? On average, it must be a lot.

  6. I started playing Botb when we were locked down for the COVID-19 pandemic. This is my last month of playing it while I use up my credits. It’s been a complete waste of money. The most I ever win are credits designed to keep you playing. My average spend is roughly £10 per week. I would stand a better chance of winning small but consistent amounts on the lottery than Botb.

  7. How interesting,
    I have certainly played a dedicated game and done everything in my power to win, playing 75 tickets EVERY single time, on bot the midweek, the daily AND the spot the ball. I’ve spent thousands already and it’s not won me anything. I also can’t actually afford to be spending this money, and of course tell myself when I win it will more than recoup my losses, plus we REALLY NEED an electric car and can’t afford one.
    But so far, not even won closest player credit. Been in the smallest target twice and hoping beyond hope to actually come out on top one day, if it’s any help I would say that it’s a good idea to check what number ticket (the number AFTER the unique ticket number) the winners have, to the best of my knowledge 8 times out of ten it is no higher than 5 tickets, so the best ROI on midweek and daiky draws seems to be 5, a model i intend to stick with from now on.
    Wish me luck won’t you as I’m now at the point where I NEED to win to justify the money I’ve put in.

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