RUNNING a small backpacker hotel in Beqa Island, there were many things that the Tawake couple wanted but nothing more than to have a car.
Semisi Tawake who runs the Lawaki Beach House in Naceva Village with his wife Christine said they had been wanting a car for sometime as they at times needed to transport guests from Nadi airport to Navua where they would then travel to Beqa.
Mrs Tawake, who said she did not gamble, couldn't however resist to participate in a text promotion by Digicel and BSP during the IRB Sevens season because the Toyota Hilux was her dream car.
She sent three text messages and forgot about it until Saturday when people started calling them to tell them that they had won a car.
"We were watching something else on television and we didn't know. When people called us we thought they were joking," Mrs Tawake said.
But she did receive a call on Monday to confirm the win.
Mr Tawake said they established their business in 2003, a small operation where up to nine beds could be accommodated.
"I wish to thank Digicel sincerely as we never dreamt that we would eventually win this major prize.
"This vehicle will really help us logistically with the business as we are in need of a vehicle," he said.
Digicel chief executive officer David Butler said the competition had an overwhelming response over the last five months.