He wins for the first time
Man buys multiple copies of TNP daily to collect jerseys
He says he has never won anything.
Determined to change that, Mr Chan Thim Poh, 41, bought at least four copies of The New Paper every day to gather the winning jerseys for the TNP Match & Score contest.
His efforts paid off yesterday when he walked away with $100 cash.
The quality control engineer told TNP: "The feeling of winning something really does feel good. I feel a mix of surprise and happiness."
Mr Chan said he will now double his efforts and buy twice as many copies.
"I really hope to win the jackpot," he said.
HAPPY: Mr Chan Thim Poh was one of seven winners last night in the TNP Match & Score contest. PHOTO: SPH MARKETING
Mr Chan was one of seven winners last night who each won $100.
For the contest, images of football jerseys, featuring either a number or a country, are printed in TNP from Monday to Thursday.
New printing technology allows every copy of TNP to feature a different combination of jerseys.
These jerseys can be collected to later match the winning combinations published in TNP from Friday to Sunday.
The jerseys are valid only for that particular week.
During those three days, there will be a daily jackpot prize of $1,000, which will snowball if it goes unclaimed.
As there was no jackpot prize winner today, the jackpot prize is now $3,000.
There will also be combinations for the $100 and $200 cash prizes.
Up to $31,000 can be won in the contest, which ends on July 10.
Winners must collect their prizes at the SPH News Centre at 1000, Toa Payoh North, between 8pm and 9pm on the same day.