Carlsberg Malawi Limited on Friday drew the first K1 million (about $2 380) winner in the ongoing Win for Your Club Promotion 34 year old Newton Chalunda was the lucky winner.
Chalunda, who is branch manager for National Bus Company in Lilongwe, could not immediately say what he would do with the K1 million.
“I need to think about what I will do with the money since it has just happened. I did not expect it,” he said.
Carlsberg Malawi senior brands manager for alcoholic beverages Twikale Chirwa indicated that the response has been good, with over 12 000 entries in the first draw.
“The response has been very good, we have 12 000 entries so far which I think is very impressive. We are also encouraged with the fact that all teams are taking part in the promotion, apart from one that did not get a single SMS. Otherwise, all the teams in the Super League have supported this promotion by Carlsberg, and that is why as Carlsberg we want to support football in Malawi,” said Chirwa.
Chirwa added that the company would continue supporting football in the country to ensure that the standards are uplifted.
During the promotion, consumers will win K1 million every fortnight and the team with the most entries will win K5 million (about $1 200) at the end of the promotion.
To enter the promotion, consumers of Carlsberg Green, Special or Stout are supposed to sms a code that will be found under the crowns together with their club’s passwords to 54040 for Airtel subscribers and 4040 for TNM subscribers.