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MTN announces its first Spin 'n Win millionaire

MTN's Spin 'n Win competition has created its first millionaire, Anand Govender, who has pocketed a R1 million cash prize. He is the first of the 11 lucky contestants who will each walk away with a life-changing prize of R1 million.

The Govender family have been through a tough year. Govender lost his job and explained that he had resorted to using his pension money to support his family. He says he plans to invest his winnings and use some of it to support his family.

"Words cannot begin to explain how I feel about winning this competition. This year has not been great for my family and I am thankful that it will end on a high note. I never banked on winning such a big prize, this all still feels like a dream. I didn't believe it when I was called and informed that I had won this big prize. I suspected that it was a scam and went to MTN head office to verify the prize. I am over the moon," says Govender.

He said he won data bundles last week, and continued playing with the hope of winning more bundles. He was surprised when he won two entries for the R1 million draw.

Jacqui O'Sullivan, Executive for Corporate Affairs at MTN SA: "We are absolutely delighted for Mr Govender. We've helped bring some brightness back to this family and that is what Spin 'n Win is all about. With just a few clicks and spins, we're adding value to our customers in the form of free data and prizes and then there is the chance to make ten more customers millionaires, before the end of January. It's a very bright summer at MTN and we're so happy the Govenders are getting to experience it."

MTN Spin 'n Win began in November and will run until 31 January 2018. In addition to the weekly draw of R1 million cash, other prizes on offer include laptops, tablets and handsets, data bundles, voice bundles, R10 000 cash vouchers and shopping vouchers.

To qualify for the promotion, all subscribers need to do is purchase MTN data bundles to the value of 50MB or higher, MTN Wow voice bundles or MTN Digital bundles. Upon activating any of the qualifying bundles, the customer will receive a SMS notification inviting them to participate in MTN Spin n' Win promotion by dialling *136*083#.


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