Driver wins electric scooter in Bonus Challenge
Driver wins electric scooter after lowering his expectations of winning TNP Bonus Challenge
Just when he thought he would be left empty-handed from the last week of The New Paper Bonus Challenge, he walked away with an Airwheel S3 electric scooter last night.
"Actually, I didn't think I would stand a chance of winning anything," said Mr Francis Lim, 32.
The freelance driver said that he had tempered his expectations after a major disappointment last week.
"I had six tickets that were one number away from winning the jackpot, but none of the numbers came up," he exclaimed, adding that he bought 60 copies of TNP last week.
Even though he had taken part in the TNP Bonus Challenge in the past two years, the Airwheel S3 is his first win.
Mr Lim conceded that he had been aiming for the cash prizes, but said he will share the prize with his niece and family.
"I don't really have time to use it because I'm so busy with work," he explained.
Mr Lim added that he still has his eye on the jackpot prize, which has now snowballed to a whopping $12,000 because there was no winner for it yesterday.
After learning that the jackpot prize has increased, Mr Lim let out an excited "Yes!" over the phone.
"This means I still have a chance! It's hard to say.
"Maybe the numbers I need will appear in tomorrow's papers. Then I will be the lucky man," he said.
HOW TO PLAY
To play, simply buy TNP each Monday to receive a Bonus Challenge card.
Match the numbers on the card with the six digits in each issue of TNP from Tuesday to Sunday.
If a vertical row is matched (from top to bottom), players should go to the lobby of the Singapore Press Holdings News Centre in Toa Payoh North to claim their prize by answering a simple question.
Prizes must be collected on the same day between 8pm and 9pm.
The cash jackpot will snowball to the next day if it remains unclaimed by 9pm.
Other prizes up for grabs include an Airwheel S3 electric scooter and an Airwheel Q5 electric unicycle.
This is the last week for the Bonus Challenge.