SINGAPORE - He started playing the TNP Bonus Challenge only last week.
Yet, Mr Hairul Sukaine, 33, was lucky enough to win the cash prize of $3,000.
"I started buying The New Paper every day last week to follow up on the exciting Premier League transfer news last week," said the programmes manager.
"I noticed the challenge and started playing for fun. I did not think I had a chance of winning."
Mr Hairul said the win was still sinking in and he had not decided whether he would save or spend the cash.
He said: "When I was going through the numbers and found that it was a vertical line, I checked it multiple times because I couldn't believe it at all.
"I haven't even told my family in case I turn out to be wrong."
A regular reader of the paper, he said that he appreciates the graphics in both the local and sports news sections, which makes the paper an easier read.