Hackney man’s dream comes true after stranger knocks on his door to give him a £115,000 Range Rover

One Londoner’s dreams came true this week after a stranger knocked on his door to tell him he was the winner of a Land Rover worth £115,000.

Reynaldo Mendoza, from Hackney, woke at 3am on Monday believing he had won a dream car from online competitions company BOTB.

Later that day, he was stunned into silence when a stranger knocked on his front door to tell him he had.

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Reynaldo described winning a new £115,000 Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition and £20,000 cash as a life-changing dream come true for him and his wife Sheryl.

Reynaldo, who works for a construction company, told Christian he had been wistfully looking at the BOTB website that very morning – imagining he had won the car he had bought tickets for.

He said: “I am a massive fan of Range Rover and I really admire this car so it is a dream come true.

“It is also life changing because we live at our humble home in Hackney and now we can get our own place because the money will be a massive help with down payments.”

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Wife Sheryl had already been told that Reynaldo had won and found it really difficult to keep it a secret.

“When he woke at 3am and started saying he thought he’d won a car, I was thinking ‘Oh my God has he seen it on my phone?’,” said Sheryl after Christian arrived with the car and cash.

The Range Rover that Reynaldo now has the keys to has 567 brake horsepower and a five litre supercharged engine.

“It is going to be a lot of fun, especially on the motorway!” said Reynaldo.

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BOTB hands over the keys to two high-end cars each week as well as a lifestyle prize. Other recent winners have bagged £15,000 cash, a holiday to Las Vegas and a home music studio.

The company, listed on the stock market, was founded by William Hindmarch in 1999 and has given away more than £44m worth of cars so far.

Presenter Christian Williams, who surprises winners every week, was thrilled to give Reynaldo the good news.

He said: “This is a huge prize and a life-changing moment for a lovely couple.

“As well as enjoying their car, the money gives Reynaldo and Sheryl a happy choice to make about their future and we are delighted for them.”

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