Electrician wins $4,000 jackpot
His first thoughts went to his son and two grandchildren as soon as he won the $4,000 jackpot in the TNP Bonus Challenge last night.
"Today's cost of living is so high. I want to put most of the money aside for the children's education," said Mr Teo Thiam Chye, 52.
The electrician has been trying his luck since 2012, when The New Paper first started what was then called the Bingo game.
"This is the first time I won and I am feeling very happy," he said.
He and his wife will discuss if they should take a vacation with some of the money.
Mr Teo has been buying TNP for more than 20 years, sharing it with his workers.
Another reader, housewife Chia Chor Hoon, 62, almost missed collecting her $100 prize.
Madam Chia was shopping with her sister the whole day and realised she had won only when she checked the paper after 7pm.
"I was afraid that I might not be able to make it on time so I took a cab to the News Centre," she said.
An avid TNP reader, Madam Chia said she will be giving part of the money to a church andbuy dinner for her sister with the rest.
HOW TO PLAY
Look out for the Candy Crush icons in each issue of TNP from Tuesday to Sunday.
If the icons match the ones on your Bonus Challenge card, which is distributed with TNP on Mondays, cut and keep it.
Match the correct colour and shape of the Candy Crush icons in order to win.
Note that icons collected are valid only for the Bonus Challenge card issued the same week.
If you collect a series of icons matching a vertical column (from top to bottom) on your card, answer a simple question at the bottom of the matching column to claim your prize at the lobby of the SPH News Centre in Toa Payoh North.
Prizes must be collected on the same day between 8pm and 9pm.
The jackpot cash prize returns to $1,000 today. It will snowball the next day if it remains unclaimed by 9pm today.
Other prizes up for grabs include Apple Watches worth $600 each and Nespresso coffee machines worth $240 each.
I want to put most of the money aside for the children's education.
- Electrician Teo Thiam Chye, who won $4,000
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