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Digicel presents Pala with a brand new Ford Ranger

January 6th 2017 - Digicel presents Pala with a brand new Ford Ranger

Christmas has come twice to a Port Moresby resident, who was gifted with a brand new Ford Ranger on Friday, 6 January, thanks to Digicel.


Hekaro Pala, who hails from Opa’o Village in the Gulf Province, was the top prize winner in Digicel’s Find Santa’s Friend game. The festive season game was Digicel’s biggest SMS game offer on record and included a total prize pool valued at K250, 000.


Find Santa’s Friend ran between November 2 and December 30 2016, with Mr Pala’s name being drawn as the Ford Ranger winner on January 3, 2017.


The 51-year-old lives in Port Moresby with his family said he was thrilled to drive away with a brand new Ford Ranger.


“When I received the call from Digicel advising me that I had won, I was shocked. I would like to thank Digicel for running this competition, the prize truly is massive and I’m very thankful,” he said.


To participate in this competition, customers were asked to simply text the keyword FIND to the short code 1644 to locate the Santa’s reindeers.


Each week throughout the promotion, Digicel had free daily random giveaways including phone credits and weekly cash giveaways. Over 29,000 Digicel customers were rewarded during this period.


Digicel Managing Director, Mobile, Shivan Bhargava said Digicel was delighted to give away such a huge prize to Hekaro Pala.


“On behalf of Digicel, I would like to congratulate the major prize winner of the Find Santa’s Friend game, Hekaro Pala,” he said.


 “I’m sure Mr Pala and his family will create many happy memories with their new car, which Digicel had proudly presented.


Digicel has also launched the “New Year’s Resolutions SMS Game” running from the 4th to the 31st January, 2017 with a Cash prize of K70, 000 for the top player and many consolation cash prizes. To participate simply text “NEW” to 1644. Each text cost 59t and you must be over 18 years to participate and is open to all Digicel subscribers.


“It just goes to show that anyone can win great prizes with Digicel by simply participating in our fantastic promotions that are offered regularly throughout the year.”


Members from the National Gaming and Control Board along with the senior management team from Digicel were present to witness the presentation of Mr Pala’s new Ford Ranger. The handover took place at Digicel’s headquarters in Gordons, Port Moresby