Tigo subscriber with mobile number 030-887-777 lost Le 20 million for not answering the phone, when called upon to be notified about the winning, during the company’s “Win Big with Tigo Lotto,” grand draw.
“The rule of the games states, if a prospective winner is called three times and the phone is off then the winning is being disqualified, but if the phone rings and no answer the winning stands,” explained Tigo’s Edgerton Lausanne, before the start of the draw, which was broadcast live at the ABC TV studios at Siaka Stevens street.
For three months Le 99 million was staked by Tigo. At the end of each of these three months Le24million was raffled. Two subscribers bagged Le 2million each, while one became Le20million richer Mr Lausanne said.
Unfortunately for subscriber with mobile number 030-887-777 his or her phone was off and the chance of being Le20 million richer was thrown away because the phone was turned-off and did not ring.
However, that subscriber’s ill-luck turned out to be a fortune for another Tigo subscriber with mobile number 030-684-926 whose phone rang, but though he or she failed to answer the winning call became the winner because technically according to the rules his or her phone was on.
Isha Thomas, who bagged Le2million exclaimed in disbelief when informed, by Mr Lausanne that she had won, while David Malama-Thomas won the other Le2million prize