Faustin Nkundayesu, a 28-year-old, a resident of Kimironko, Gasabo District has not yet come to terms with what happened to him.
His cell phone rang at 7:30 pm and a lady on the other side of the call asked for his name. “At first I refused to tell her thinking that she was trying to scam me,” he recounts.
“I later relented and told her my name. She then asked if I had played Imvura y’Amafaranga and I replied ‘yes’.”
She told him he had won Frw100,000 and proceeded to invite him to the TV1 studios to find out whether he could win the grand prize of Frw8 million.
“To be honest I didn’t think I would win the money. So when I won Frw8 million all I could do was kneel down and praise God. I have never even owned Frw200,000 so imagine having Frw 8 million”, the married man said excitedly.
Another Jean Pierre Usabuwera, a 34 years old from Kimisagara, Nyarugenge District, won Frw 5 million. The father of two who owns a bar says he will use the money to expand his business, renovate and expand his house.
The two lucky winners are among 192 who have won over Frw75 million in Tigo Rwanda’s Imvura y’Amafaranga promotion.
“Our customers are ambitious, happy people who have big dreams for themselves and their families,” said Yaw Ankoma Agyapong, Chief Commercial Officer at Tigo Rwanda. “This promotion is an opportunity for us to give back to our customers and empower them to achieve their dreams and aspirations.”
Tigo Rwanda launched the 90-day Imvura y’Amafaranga (Raining Money) promotion on June 28, 2016. Participants stand a chance to win daily prizes from Rwf100,000 to Rwf8 million; monthly prizes from Rwf 1 million to Rwf 8 million; and on the final day a jackpot between Rwf5 million and Rwf20 million.
Subscribers can take part in the promo every day by sending an SMS to 155, calling 155 or dialing *155#. Each entry costs Rwf100 with unlimited entries allowed per day. Each day there is a random draw to select 3 winners to win a guaranteed prize of Rwf100,000.
The promotion will end on September 16, 2017.