The second monthly winner of the ‘Be a Changi
Millionaire’ Draw hails from South Africa.
Mr Jacobus de Vries,
51, the winner for July, now stands a one-in-six chance of winning
Sin$1 million cash after purchasing a PlayStation Portable (PSP)
game console and a VCD player at Singapore Changi Airport.
The South African businessman took part in
Changi Airport Group’s ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ Draw when he
visited Singapore with his family for a holiday in July. The
father of five resides with his family in a picturesque town
surrounded by lakes and a beach in the Garden Route region of
Western Cape, South Africa.
As the monthly winner, Mr de Vries
wins Sin$5,000 in cash plus return airfare to Singapore with a
three day/two night stay in a hotel.
“I first thought it was not for real,” said Mr de
Vries. “I feel so fortunate just to win an air ticket and
Sin$5,000. How lucky I am if I really do win Sin$1 million! I am very
excited and anxious.”
If he does win the Grand Prize
of S$1 million, Mr de Vries intends to donate a portion of his
winnings to a local charity. “First, I will give 5% to a charity
of my choice in Singapore. Then, I will use a small amount for
travelling and the rest, I will invest for my retirement,” said Mr de Vries, when asked what he would do with the money if he
becomes the Changi Millionaire.
In July this year, Mr de Vries
brought his wife and three of his teenage children on an
exciting two-week holiday to Asia. After a ten-day trip to Phuket,
the de Vries family went on to spend three days in
Singapore visiting attractions like Sentosa, Universal Studios, the Singapore Flyer, and of course, lots of shopping.
taking their Singapore Airlines flight back to Johannesburg on 7
July 2010, the de Vries family made it a point to arrive at
Changi Airport five hours early just to shop and relax. Indeed,
Mr de Vries and his family had a very fruitful shopping spree with
many great buys, among which were a PSP game console and VCD
player bought from the Cameras, Electronics and Computers store
at Terminal 2.
Worth about Sin$430, this transaction turned out
to be the winning lucky draw entry that bagged the de Vries the
amazing chance to win a million dollars.
In January next year,
Mr de Vries will return to Singapore to participate in the ‘Be a
Changi Millionaire’ Grand Draw alongside five other monthly
finalists, whose names will be drawn upon the close of every
month from July to November 2010.
Thirty Daily Winners
addition to the monthly winner, 30 daily winners (one each day)
have also been drawn from the qualifying entries submitted
during the month of July. Each wins a cash prize of Sin$1,000.
The daily winners comprise nationals of many countries including
ten from Indonesia, seven from Singapore and five from
Australia. Other winners come from Britain, China, France,
India, Malaysia, Philippines and the United States.
entries ranged from a purchase of just Sin$80 from Aldo at Terminal
2 to a more than Sin$10,000 purchase at Gassan Watches at Terminal 1.
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