TNP PICTURE: BENJAMIN SEETOR
ALTHOUGH she has taken part in hundreds of lucky draws over the years, she had nothing to show for it.
But her luck has turned around.
Mrs Nancy Gay, 64, a clinic assistant, was the first winner of The New Paper’s Bingo contest.
For successfully completing a vertical row of numbers on her Bingo card, she walked away with $1,000 cash yesterday.
Said a delighted Mrs Gay: “I’m a regular reader of TNP. I was at Boon Keng MRT on my way to work on Monday when I happened to see something different on TNP’s front page.”
That “something different” was a bingo card.
The cards were given out with Monday’s edition of TNP. Each copy of the paper carried a card with a different set of numbers.
From yesterday till this Sunday, 10 random numbers from one to 99 will appear in each day’s edition of TNP. When a number appears on your card, make a mark on it.
Just complete a vertical row of five numbers to win the prize that appears at the top of the column.
Other than the cash prize of $1,000, readers can also win a Samsung 46” 3-D LED SmartTV and an Xbox 4GB Kinect bundle.
The contest is TNP’s way of thanking and rewarding loyal readers.
Mrs Gay won yesterday’s jackpot cash prize of $1,000. She bought only one copy of Monday’s TNP.
Prizes have to be claimed by 9pm on the same day.
If no one makes a claim, the $1,000 cash prize will snowball day by day to a maximum of $24,000.
Mrs Gay claimed her prize yesterday evening at the Media Centre at 82, Genting Lane.
Smiling, she said: “This is the first time I’ve won a contest. I want to treat my family to a good meal with the prize money.”
Undergraduate Bruce Phua, 21, is hoping he’ll win one of the Bingo prizes – in particular, the Xbox 4GB Kinect bundle.
Said the avid gamer who bought three copies of Monday’s paper: “I read TNP usually because of the soccer coverage, but this contest has caught my eye.
“It’s easy to play and doesn’t require me to make any additional effort,” he said.