Three more customers of Tigo Rwanda have become millionaires thanks to the company’s Imvura y’Amafaranga (Raining Money) promotion.
Patient Niyibizi and Faustin Nkundayesu each won the top prize of Rwf 8 million, whereas Jean Pierre Usabuwera went home with Rwf 5m. Earlier, primary school teacher Delphine Nyirangirimana Irangaza was the only other winner of the Rwf 8m top prize.
Daily prizes in the 90-day Tigo promotion, launched on 28 June, range from Rwf 100,000 to Rwf 8m, monthly prizes from Rwf 1m to Rwf 8m; and on the final day there is a jackpot of Rwf 5m to Rwf 20m.
So far, over Rwf 65m in total has been won by 165 lucky players.
Faustin Nkundayesu, a 28-year-old resident of Kimironko, Gasabo District, said that he couldn’t believe what happened.
“I received a call one evening from a woman asking my name. First I refused as I thought it was a scam, but then I gave my name and she told me that I had won Rwf 100,000 in Imvura y’Amafaranga. She also invited me to the TV1 studios to win more. I didn’t think I had a chance, so when I won Rwf 8m all I could do was kneel down and praise God. I have never even owned Rwf 200,000 so imagine having Rwf 8m,” the married man said excitedly.
“Today I live in a rental house, so the first thing that I will do is buy a house so that we don’t have to worry about rent any more. I’ll give Rwf 50,000 to my church and also find ten poor people to pay their health insurance for a year,” he added. “I am so thankful to Tigo for putting together the Imvura y’Amafaranga promotion. It has changed my life and the life of my family forever.”
Another winner, Jean Pierre Usabuwera, 34 years old and married with two children, lives in Kimisagara, Nyarugenge District and owns a bar. He said his prize of Rwf 5m will improve his life.
“I will invest it in my bar, renovate and expand my house and use the remainder for other small businesses,” he explained. “To those who don’t believe that they can win anything in the Imvura y’Amafaranga promotion, I urge them to try it – you never know what God has in store for you.”
“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. As we grow, we want our customers to grow with us.”
Tigo Rwanda subscribers can take part in the promo every day by sending an SMS to 155, calling 155 or dialing *155#. Each entry costs Rwf 100 with unlimited entries per day. Each day there is a random draw to select 3 winners to win a guaranteed prize of Rwf 100,000.
The three daily winners are then invited to a daily live Show on TV1 where they compete with each other by taking turns to spin a wheel. The person who obtains the highest number on the wheel then moves on to spin a second wheel, which has cash prizes ranging from Rwf 200,000 to Rwf 8m.
In addition to the daily prizes, every month there is a big monthly prize where among all participants of the previous month, three customers will be selected in a random draw. The three winners will again have the opportunity to spin the wheels and one of them will play for a chance to win between Rwf 1 million and Rwf 8 million.
On the last day of the promotion, a jackpot will see three randomly selected participants in the promo compete for a price between Rwf 5m million and Rwf 20m.