A lucky man walked away with the TNP Fortune Monkey Contest's jackpot prize of $5,000 yesterday.
Three others won $100 each.
Mr K. Mohamed R. Salim Mouhamadally, 48, was born in the Year of the Monkey and believes it is his lucky year.
The senior supervisor says: "This is my first time winning and my first time taking part in such contests.
"It was my wife who has been collecting. She's working today, so she asked me to check."
The couple bought 22 copies of The New Paper each day from Tampines, Jalan Sultan, Still Road and Marine Parade.
"I thought it would give us a better chance at winning," says Mr Salim, who plans to take his family out for dinner and save the rest.
The three $100 winners also enjoyed that winning feeling for the first time.
Mr Jefri Sulaiman, a 39-year-old prime mover driver and a loyal reader of more than 15 years, says he will take his family out for a treat.
Real estate agent Thomas Wong, 55, who has been a TNP reader since 1988, says: "This is a good start to the Year of the Monkey."
Machinist Abdul Khalid Urib, 49, says he will treat his wife to dinner.
HOW TO TAKE PART
Readers who have collected the Fortune Monkey cut-outs since Feb 9 can still match them against the winning combinations today, tomorrow and the Grand Draw on Wednesday.
Today's jackpot cash prize is $1,000. There will be eight bonus monkeys published on Tuesday for the Grand Draw on Feb 24.
To claim the prizes, winners must produce their identity cards and the cut-outs at the lobby of SPH News Centre at Toa Payoh North between 8pm and 9pm on the same day of getting the winning combinations.
This article was first published on Feb 21, 2016.
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