HISTORY repeated itself yesterday, as Vodacom Lesotho (VCL) customer Mohau Ntlama once again drove away from Sefika Complex in Maseru with a brand new vehicle during the 2016 Vodacom Mega Millions competition draw.
Mr Ntlama had won a Chevrolet Utility mini-bakkie during last year’s edition of the competition, and yesterday he took home a Toyota Etios hatchback.
The overjoyed Mr Ntlama, who was accompanied to the draw by his wife ‘Maseisa, said while he was a relentless participant in the competition, it was all down to sheer luck.
“If I am not busy on my phone doing something important, I usually answer the competition’s trivia questions,” he told the Sunday Express while leaning on his latest ride.
“There is nothing out of the ordinary that I have been doing to win besides sending many texts during last year’s and this year’s competitions. It has all been about luck.”
An employee of the National University of Lesotho, Mr Ntlama said the Toyota Etios would be their fourth vehicle.
For her part, Ms Ntlama said they testified in church after winning the Chevrolet Utility, and would testify again after winning another car.
“When we won the first car last year, even our priest asked us to testify in front of the church. We will make another testimony to fellow congregants with this second vehicle,” said an elated Ms Ntlama said.
Another winner of the Toyota Etios, 19-year old Nthabiseng Makamase from Borokhoaneng said her efforts of asking for airtime from her mother and friends had finally paid off.
“Since the beginning of the competition, I have been begging everyone in my phone’s contact list to share their airtime with me so I can respond to the competition questions,” said the high school student.
“I used every chance I got to respond to the questions, and it has paid off because I increased my chances of winning. To date, I had gathered 808 630 points.”
Under the Mega Millions competition, which was launched in March, the telecommunications giant’s customers stand to win a variety of prizes worth over M5 million.
The campaign is set to run until 30 September 2016 with Vodacom Lesotho contract, prepaid or top up customers able register for the trivia-based competition by sending a text message of the word “Mega” to 54100.
The customer would then receive a series of multiple choice questions via the SMS platform on a daily basis with each costing M1.