MALUTI Mountain Brewery (MMB) ended its competition with a bang on Friday with a lucky winner driving away with a Toyota Hilux Dakar twin cab vehicle while others walked away with an array of prizes.
Dubbed “Explore the Mountain Kingdom with Maluti Premium Lager”, the competition began last September with entries closing in December 2015. To enter the competition, participants were required to collect three Maluti Premium Lager bottle tops with three different icons representing Lesotho’s culture, food and destinations.
Over the course of the competition, numerous draws were held with various winners taking home cash prizes worth M50 000.
At a glittering ceremony held at the brewery’s premises in Maseru, Qebethoane Michael Morie from Setleketseng took home a brand new Toyota Hilux Dakar twin cab vehicle, while Blandina Mokotjomela and Molebeleli Mphafi each won M12 500 cash prizes. Other winners went home with an array of prizes which included braai stands, cooler boxes, gas burners, television sets and camp chairs.
An ecstatic Mr Morie said his perseverance in participating in the competition had been rewarded with winning the top of the range vehicle.
“The first time I entered the competition, my name was called out during a draw in which I won a T-shirt, a cap and two quarts of Maluti Premium Lager,” he said.
“Those prizes encouraged me to submit five more envelopes for entry with the hope that I would win something big.
“I had a friend who had submitted about 45 envelopes and he urged me to send more, but I decided to stick with only six. I had this belief that winning was not about how many envelopes you submit, but about luck.”
The 28-year old said he would use the vehicle to generate income.
“I am currently unemployed, so I cannot afford to maintain the vehicle if I were to use it for my personal errands,” said Mr Morie.
“I have decided to hire it out so that it brings me some income. This car has afforded me a business opportunity.”
On his part, MMB Managing Director Mosoeu Mapetla said the competition was the brewery’s way of giving back to the community.
“The competition was just one of the many ways we give back to our valued customers who have been supporting us,” he said.
“We urge our customers to continue with their unwavering support and to use these prizes to better their livelihoods. MMB always supports the communities it operates in, and we are happy that we have had so many winners.
“It is our wish for every Mosotho to reap similar benefits as our winners. So there will be other competitions in future open to everyone.”
He also appealed to all MMB consumers to enjoy their beverages responsibly.