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Call me crazy, but ever since I was a little boy I always wanted to own an orange Lamborghini. My love for the car began when my father took me and my brother for a museum tour whilst on holiday in Bologna. Dad was very much into classic cars and himself owned a 1974 Jensen Interceptor which he had lovingly restored. It was a convertible, and was as he liked to tell us, the car he used to drive when he was dating our mother. Not sure if it had any effect on eventually winning her over but it was a magnificent car nonetheless.

The Lamborghini museum was a wonderful place. We got to go on a tour of the production lines which give you a real sense of the history of the company. Lamborghini is not much more than 50 years old. It was created in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini. Ironically he began making tractors after the war out of surplus military machines. Eventually he had made enough money to buy himself a brand new Ferrari. It was this first purchase that led to Ferruccio’s love of sports cars.

The story goes that he began the Lamborghini marque after experiencing mechanical problems with his new car. Not sure if this is true or whether it is purely apocryphal but it is a great story.

If you love cars then a walk around the Mudetec (as it is now) is an unforgettable experience. Classic Lamborghinis such as the Miura and the Countach are displayed side by side with their modern counterparts the Aventador and the Huracan.

The Lamborghini is such a special sports car that it transcends all other cars of its class. No wonder it is the chosen machine of professional footballers the world over. Players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang own Aventadors. BBC presenter and ex-footballer Robbie Savage famously turned up for training in one when he was playing for struggling Derby County. This did not go down too well with fans but it was great for sales.

Fast forward 20 years and my love of cars has led me to owning (or to be precise leasing) a 4 year old Ford transit van from which I run my window cleaning business.

Not one to give up on my dreams however, I now found myself stood in front of a brand new bright orange Lamborghini Huracan in the departure lounge at Gatwick airport. I was taking the family on a summer holiday to Benalmadena and I had wandered off for a mooch whilst the wife was in Boots. Then I saw it. Parked all alone in a roped off section next to the Duty Free. All sparkly and new and orange. My dream car. All of a sudden I was kid again.

I wasn’t the only person interested in this marvellous sports car however. It was certainly not short of admirers. Throngs of middle aged men and teenage boys were gathered around the car, salivating. More than a few women too. Drawn to the clean lines and sensual curves as well as the raw power that this machine exuded. Even when stationary.

It was then that a salesman from a company called BOTB approached me. “Beautiful isn’t she!” He exclaimed. “One of the most gorgeous vehicles we have ever exhibited. It could be yours for the price of a couple of pints. Would you care to purchase a ticket?”

“I’ll take 10.” I replied

7 top tips to improve your chances of winning

  1. Set yourself a monthly budget and stick to it. Remember to only play with money that you can afford to lose.
  2. Never buy just one ticket. Purchasing blocks of 10 tickets will give you a significant discount of 40% and represents the best value for your monthly budget. Those with larger budgets are limited to 150 tickets per month.
  3. Pay the extra £0.95 per ticket to win £20,000 and FREE fuel for a year. Multi-buy discounts are applied which also saves you 40% on a block of 10 tickets.
  4. Group your entries close together. Decide where you consider the ball must be and place all your X’s in that spot. Should it come down to a tie-break the person whose second selection is closer to the centre of the ball wins the car.
  5. Choose cars that you think may be less popular amongst the players. Fewer entries will give you better odds of success.
  6. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice. Invite some friends to give their opinion as to where they think the ball may be.
  7. Should you win a one of the runner up prizes use it in the following weeks competition.
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