Man can afford to attend brother's wedding after winning £10k competition

PUBLISHED: 18:00 12 January 2019

Keith Middleton, of Wrington, won £10,000 in a competition earlier this month.	Picture: Best of the Best PLC

Keith Middleton, of Wrington, won £10,000 in a competition earlier this month. Picture: Best of the Best PLC

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A Wrington man can afford to attend his brother's wedding after winning £10,000 in a competition.

Keith Middleton, aged 58, was struggling to cover the costs to go to his brother’s wedding in Thailand, and told him the night before he won the competition he did not know ‘how he was going to afford to pay for it’.

The insurance broker won the competition earlier this month and his younger brother will be getting married in Thailand at the end of April this year.

Keith won the cash in the lifestyle competition company BOTB’s first giveaway of the year, and what he does not spend on the cost of going to the wedding will go towards him paying off his BMW vehicle.

He said: “I’ve been playing for a few years and after seeing the stand in an airport, and I’ve got a few friends involved too.

“I was literally talking to my brother the night before I won the competition saying I don’t know how I’m going to pay for it,”

“I have no words, I’m just stunned, I can’t explain how much it was needed especially after Christmas.”

Keith was said to have ‘practically ran from his office’ when he received the call at work, and BOTB’s presenter Christian Williams revealed the news while he video called him with a large cheque in hand.

Keith said: “My brother lives in Kent and due to work commitments I rarely see him, so being at his wedding is a huge deal for me.”

The company was founded in 1999 by William Hindmarch and has given away more £25million worth of prizes since it started up 20 years ago.

People have won cars such as Minis, Teslas and Audis in the company’s competition, including Harley-Davidson and KMT 1290 Super Duke motorbikes.

It has former professional footballers, such as England international player Sol Campbell, to judge the competition independently each week, alongside referees.

People can also win a variety of other prizes, including Rolex watches and garden pods, and more than 400 people have won it as of two years ago.

Mr Williams said: “Keith is a lovely guy and I’m so glad that he gets to attend his brother’s wedding.”

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