The first mega winner of the Orange Lucky Ticket promotion has received one thousand United States US$1,000 from the company.
Mr. Anthony Wotorson received the cash prize at a small ceremony held at the company's headquarters on Capital Byepass on Friday September 29th.
The Orange Lucky Ticket is an ongoing competition which includes a daily prize winner and a weekly mega prize winner. Daily prize winners receive 100 times more than the amount they recharged during the day they win, while weekly prize winners receive 1,000 times what they recharged during the week.
Detailing the competition, Orange Corporate Communications Strategist Dr. Kimmie Weeks said that all Orange customers were automatically entered to win.
Each transaction made by a customer by purchasing credits, using e-recharge, or orange money is equivalent to one ticket and the more transactions a customer does, the higher their chances to win.
"The Orange Lucky ticket is simple, if you recharge $1 and you win the daily prize, we give you $100. If you recharged $5 and you win the daily prize, we give you $500. If you recharged $5 and win the weekly prize we give you $5, 000," said Weeks.
Presenting the weekly prize to Wotorson, Orange's Marketing Officer MR. Noel Chateau congratulated the winner and said he hoped that the prize would have an impact on his life. In response, Wotorson highlighted that winning the prize was a blessing.
Wotorson revealed that he had not been able to pay his tuition because his family had no money and his father had just had a stroke and the family was unable to pay the expensive hospital bills.
He said that he would use the prize money to pay his fees, pay hospital bills for his father and the remaining money to start a business to continue to empower his family.
"I never expected to win," said Wotorson, noting "if I can win, anybody can win and I want to tell the Liberian people that Orange is here to empower Liberians."
The competition continues with a daily winner every day of the week and a mega winner at the end of each week.