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Singaporean Wins a Million @ Changi; Competition to Run Again in 2011

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Last week, Changi Airport Group (CAG) made one lucky Singaporean a millionaire when 39 year-old Ivan Rantung, a former disc jockey with Singapore radio station Perfect 10, emerged the overall winner of the Be a Changi Millionaire Grand Draw and bagged the grand prize of Sin$1 million in cash.

Mr Rantung and five other monthly finalists of the Draw gathered at Changis Terminal 3 for a nail-biting finale to determine which of them would become an instant millionaire. After a heart-stopping elimination process over three captivating rounds of games, Mr Rantung picked the key which unlocked the prize vault in a dramatic moment of revelation. Celebratory confetti rained down on him as an excited crowd erupted in applause.

Mr Rantung received his cheque from Changi Airport Groups Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Lee Seow Hiang, and Mr Ross Jackson, Head of Cross Border, Asia Pacific, Visa. Be a Changi Millionaire was co-sponsored by CAG and Visa.

Asked how he intends to spend his windfall of a million dollars, Mr Rantung said, Ill probably keep five hundred (thousand) in a fixed deposit, and the rest, see what other dreams I want to fulfill. No car, no condo, maybe the first thing is to clear all the debt, then go on a nice holiday with the family and save some funds for the kids. Now we know weve got some rainy day funds. That will be the best thing, and not to worry about running low on cash.

Married to former TV presenter Lisa Ang, Mr Rantung has a six-year old daughter and a two-year old son.

In October 2010, Mr Rantung, who now runs his own event company, shopped at Changi Airport before catching a flight to Kota Kinabalu for business. Having always wanted to invest in a quality camera to better capture the precious moments with his family, he bought a Canon DSLR camera for about Sin$4,900 at the Digital Imaging store by Sprint Caas at Terminal 2, which retails digital lifestyle products. This spontaneous purchase turned out to be his winning ticket to the million-dollar fortune.

Another Millionaire in 2012

CAGs CEO, Mr Lee, said, We are extremely pleased with the success of our first Millionaire campaign which received 830,000 entries, an all-time retail participation record at Changi Airport. The campaign has been well received by both shoppers and shops alike, giving a boost to retail at Changi. Hence, we have decided to run the Millionaire campaign again in 2011, and reward another Changi shopper with Sin$1 million one year from now. We will share more details later, so look out for it!

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