Glo subscribers who emerged winners in the on-going Glo Hamma Millions promo were on Tuesday presented with their prizes by the company across the country.
It was jubilation galore as the visibly elated winners, accompanied by their relations and friends, stormed designated Gloworld shops in Abuja, Benin, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Lagos to collect their cheques from Globacom officials.
In Port Harcourt and Enugu, the prize presentation ceremony which took place respectively on Aba Road and Okpara Avenue offices of Globacom was like a carnival as 19 winners and their well-wishers trooped to the venues to collect their prizes.
Also in Abuja, 63 Subscribers who won N100, 000 each stormed Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2 office of Globacom to collect their cheques, while in Benin, the Mission Road Gloworld received 24 winners who came to collect their prizes amidst pomp and pageantry.
However, it was the commercial city of Lagos that produced the first jackpot winner as the story of Oyo State-born transporter, Hammed Olatunde, changed for good. The 22 year-old became the first Glo subscriber to win the N5m jackpot prize in the Hamma Millions Promo, thus transforming to an instant millionaire courtesy of Globacom. Over 40 other winners who won N100, 000 each also picked their prizes.
The winners, including Mrs. Juliana Ukachi who won N100, 000 and came to the event with her eight month old baby were effusive in joy, as they danced heartily around the Mike Adenuga Towers auditorium where they received their cheques. Jackpot winner, Olatunde was particularly dramatic as he danced with Glo ambassadors Flavour and Korede Bello who joined in the celebration.
A very emotional Olatunde later thanked Globacom for making him a multi-millionaire overnight.
In Abuja, Jeremiah Chia upon receiving his cheque in Abuja stated that he had not yet decided what he will do with his prize money, adding that: “this is the best gift I have ever had. I saw it on TV and I decided to try it, and here I am, N100, 000 richer. I am so happy and grateful to Glo.
Another winner Shagari Fwangchen, said, “so happy to receive my cheque of N100,000. I will use the money to improve my provision business. I pray to God to increase Glo”.
In Benin, one of the winners who spoke after collecting his N100,000 cheque is Christopher Ekhato. He said, “I am so grateful, I didn’t think I would win but I just kept on playing and it has paid off”. On his part, Omatseye Tuasor, another winner in Benin enthused, “this is nothing but the grace of God. Thank you very much Globacom for making my day”.
Chisom Levi, who received his N100,000 cheque in Port Harcourt said, “When I got the call telling me that I won N100,000, I thought it was a scam, but right now, I believe it and I am going to tell all my friends about the promo and encourage them to play. I will also continue to play because my target is the N5 million prize”.
On his part, Bernard Ekwevugbe declared Globacom as “the best company ever, I can’t believe this money is mine”, just as Patience Chukwu, who collected her cheque in Enugu said, “it is still like a dream. I can’t believe this is happening to me”. Tobenna Echewodo in his reaction said, “this is so amazing, everyone around me must hear about it”.
Ignatius David, another winner from Port Harcourt who joined the Glo network in 2009, said he had never won in any promo before. “When I was called that I won N100,000, I told all my friends and asked them to play. One of my friends called me this afternoon that he will like to play the promo and I told him it is real”. David added.
Abiola Olaide, said, “beyond the prize of N100,000 that I won, the Glo Hamma Millions Promo gives me the opportunity to refresh my brain on football and I want to let everyone know that this promo is genuine and I appreciate Globacom for being truthful about it”.
At Globacom Headquarters in Lagos, the winner of the jackpot, Hammed Olatunde, received his N5m cheque at a colourful ceremony attended by the Speaker of the gun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Suraju Adekunbi; Deputy Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun Sanni; Acting Managing Director of Bank of Industry, Mr. Waheed Olugunju, Lagos State Coordinator of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Fidelis Ajibogun and the Zonal Coordinator, Lagos Office, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr. Ikechukwu Aninweke.
An emotional Olatunde declared as he fought hard to hold back tears of joy: “I thank God for making me a multimillionaire overnight,” On what he will do with the prize money, he said: “I’ll invest part of this money in my poultry business and also use part of it to purchase a truck”.