By Juliet Umeh
First three weeks after it started it’s Mega Millions Promo, Telecommunication Company, 9mobile, has given out N20 million and over N1000 smartphones to Nigerians who won in it’s promo.
The company said the campaign was designed to reward 90 lucky customers with N1 million daily, 2 smartphones per hour for 90 days and a grand prize of N10 million.
It said the impact of the promo is already reverberating across various regions of the country as it is been seen as a relief especially in the wake of the economic effects of Covid-19.
According to 9mobile, at it’s Experience Centre in Enugu, Chinedu Kalu and Chukwuemeka Victor emerged millionaires.
Appreciating the Telco, Victor said: “I want to encourage other people to take advantage of this offer so that they can enjoy what I am enjoying now. I will use this money to further my master’s programme at the University of Nigeria, Nsuka.”
Also Kalu, who got wind of the promo from an advert on Youtube started recharging N1,000 every week and has now won N1 million.
Kalu said: “I believed that I could win because 9mobile has never promised and failed. For those who still don’t believe, they should at least try and see for themselves. I want to encourage 9mobile to keep up the good work. This one million naira will help me with my education.”
In a related development, the campaign also reignited the dreams of a poultry farmer in Kano.
Ishak Fatihu Idris never thought that he would see his dreams materialize by just recharging his 9mibile line.
He remarked: “I have never had this kind of money before. All I can say is thank you, and that the 9mobile business will continue to flourish.”
In Port Harcourt where Chief Tony Nnaji won N1 million. According to him, he was hanging out with his childhood friend on the fateful day when he got a call from the company’s staff that he had won N1m. “I shouted with joy,” he exclaimed, “but I also had to double-check with a friend of mine who also works at 9mobile.
Also in Lagos, an automobile parts dealer at Ladipo market, Ifeanyi Okolie, won one million naira.
According to 9mobile, the promo will run through November 2020. It promises hourly smartphones prizes to customers who recharge a minimum of N200, a N1million win for customers who recharge N1000 or more, while a cumulative recharge of N10000 monthly throughout the duration of the promo will enable one lucky customer to walk away with the grand prize of N10 million.