SINGAPORE - For The New Paper Bonus Challenge jackpot winner K Singgaravelu, scoring $1,000 was a breeze yesterday.
To claim his cash prize, the avid reader of TNP was asked: "What is the oldest bus interchange in Singapore?"
Mr Singgaravelu, 58, knew the answer immediately.
The plant manager said: "I used to work at Jurong Island more than 20 years ago, and I had to pass by the interchange every day.
"I didn't have to Google or check the answer, which can be found beside the winning numbers in the paper."
Mr Singgaravelu, who used to run long distance, is currently on medical leave after knee surgery.
He reads TNP at the coffee shop every morning and decided to take part in the contest after noticing the Bonus Challenge Card on Monday's copy of the paper.
He kept the card on his coffee table at home and checked the numbers when he returned from the coffee shop yesterday morning.
To his surprise, the numbers matched and he told his wife immediately.
Mr Singgaravelu said he would be donating half of his prize to a Sai Baba charity and sharing the rest with his wife and two children, aged 24 and 21.
"I'll go for a nice meal with my wife," he added.
HOW TO PLAY
To play, simply buy a copy of TNP with a bonus challenge card every Monday from now till Dec 21.
Match the numbers on the card against six daily digits printed in TNP from Tuesday to Sunday.
Complete any vertical row of numbers and claim your prize on that row by answering a simple question on the spot.
Answers to these questions can be found in TNP together with the day's numbers.
Other prizes up for grabs include an iPad Mini 3 and a MINI folding bike.
This article was first published on November 26, 2014.
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