Croydon man “shocked” after he wins £90k car


A Croydon taxi driver has upgraded his wheels in time for the new decade thanks to dream car competition, BOTB.

Lufti Burniki was speechless when he opened his front door to BOTB presenter Christian who surprised him with a brand-new Tesla worth more than £93k.

“I was so shocked, I had absolutely no idea, my wife didn’t let on at all. I was packing for my holiday when the doorbell went, I assumed it was just the postman or something, but then I saw Christian.”

The 44-year-old was packing his bags at the time ready for a new year getaway to visit his sister in Belgium.

“I am a taxi driver in London so I wanted a new car which was nice but also had low emissions, so the Tesla was just perfect,” Lufti added.

“However, I’ve now decided it’s far too nice to use as my taxi so instead I will use it for myself and family for the first year or so.”

Originally born in Kosovo, Lufti moved to the UK more than 20 years ago where he lives with his wife, Valjeta, 41, and two children, Beni, 14, and Yllka, 12.