By Our Correspondent
Mrs. Elizabeth Edet Inyang, indigene of Ekong Anaku village in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State has emerged the first winner of one million naira at the ongoing Calabar Carnival Bumper Raffle Draw.
The Calabar Carnival Bumper Raffle draw is a new strategy initiated by the State Government to ameliorate the suffering of the people towards the festive season.
Mr. Joseph Inyang who spoke on behalf of her mother explained that her fear initially was that everything on the raffle was a joke and unserious, she never believed it until she was announced the winner of the first prize.
Identifying himself as the next of kin, Mr. Inyang affirmed that the whole exercise was amazing and truthful hence, their resolve to dedicate the good fortune to the almighty God while urging every Cross Riverian irrespective of age to use this wonderful opportunity to get themselves rich because everything about the bumper raffle is real.
Born sixty years ago and being the first to win the first prize in the 2015 edition of Calabar Carnival bumper draw, Mrs. Elizabeth Edet Inyang in a chat with our reporter promised to spend the money in the education of her children and in a profitable business of her choice saying she also intends to spend it on her medical bills whenever the needs arise.
The Managing Director, Ambition Associate Services and Corporation Nigeria (Organizers) Chief Desmond Oko explained that the aim and objective of the cooperation is to assist the State Government in the area of job creation adding that those who are employed by the company to sell the raffle tickets are well paid.
Chief Oko who did not mention their specific take home amount in a month went further to disclose that participants had more chances of winning if they buy more tickets.
He said every Sunday in November has been slated for one hundred and eleven draws whereas in the month of December, draws are scheduled for every two days with one million naira for the first prize winner, fifty thousand naira for the second prize winner while twenty-five thousand naira is for the third prize winner and twenty thousand naira for the fourth prize winner respectively.
The draw is billed for Calabar Municipal Council Secretariat opposite Marian market. The price for one ticket is three hundred naira (N300) and will remain valid till December 31st, 2015.
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