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$50,000 surprise win for unsuspecting man

Ropate Valemei
Monday, March 18, 2013

A MAN who entered the MHCC for the first time on Saturday walked out $50,000 richer after winning the Vodafone smart cash promotion.

Originally from Visoqo, Namuka in Macuata, Nayavuvou Niu walked away smiling with his cheque.

Mr Niu did not know he would win the cash after he got a call from Vodafone until that very moment they announced that he was the winner.

The first time he visited Suva was in 1993 and to his amazement, he said there were more tall buildings and developments in Suva.

He has three children and flew all the way from Vanua Levu to receive his prize.

He said he entered the promotion twice by texting and forgot about it until Vodafone called him to say that he had won something.

He thanked the Lord for the gift and said he would use it to help his family.

Vodafone marketing manager Liga Gukisuva said they were happy to give the cash to someone who really deserved it.

Mr Gukisuva said Mr Niu would utilise the money to pay his land lease and educate his children.

"It gives happiness to us to give it to someone like him," Mr Gukisuva said.

He said they would continue to give back to their customers with a continuity of promotions ahead.

He said they were concentrating on the Hibiscus Festival where they would not only give away cash but also a car.