Digicel, PNG's Bigger, Better Network has congratulated winners in two separate mega draws.
The two Digicel draws were made 'live' on NAU FM with the fantastic prizes going to a 33-year old father from Port Moresby, who was winner of the "Win a Truckload of Cash" draw valued at K200,000, while a villager from the Enga province was announced as the winner of the "Top Up and Win a Toyota Landcruiser" promotion worth K115,000.
Both winners received the big news on Friday. Kathy, who won the top of the range Toyota landcruiser, is a former preschool teacher who now lives in the Suringi village.
As a devoted Seventh Day Adventist Kathy's only son Ben told Digicel that his mother was thankful to God for the blessing bestowed upon her.
Meanwhile Simon, who will be driving away a new Toyota Hilux and the K100,000 prize money, said his family lives in Chuave, Simbu province and although he has no immediate plans on how to spend the prize money, Simon intends on flying his family to Port Moresby.
Digicel PNG CEO John Mangos said the "Win a Truckload of Cash" promotion which ran over 11 weeks, was by far the biggest promotion Digicel has run in 2009.
"Over the duration of the promotion, Digicel's giveaway prizes to the value of more than K744,700 to hundreds of lucky customers. The total value includes K124,500 worth of K3 flex credits that lucky customers received by sending text messages with the word 'Digicel' to 7878 (to enter the draw at a cost of K1).
"In addition, we also gave away more than 400 Nokia 6500 phones, collectively valued at K420,200 and of course the additional K200,000 came from the major draw for the truck and overall cash prize," he said.
He added that Digicel continues to bring the best communications in terms to better coverage, new products and services to the most remote parts of PNG.
Mr. Mangos congratulated both winners and their families, stating that it was a great way to start the New Year and announced at the same time, that there would be bigger and better promotions during the 2010 calendar year.
Digicel has started the year off with launching the "Back to School" promotion, which offers handsets with a SIM card, free K3 credit and a Free Digicel School Pack for your child. Offer valid while stocks last.