She's keeping cash as lucky charms

PHOTO: SPH Marketing

Madam Teo Lian Kum has got two new lucky charms, thanks to The New Paper Bonus Challenge.

Instead of spending the $100 she won yesterday on celebrations or gifts, she will be using the money to "invest" in her fortunes.

She intends to keep the two $50 notes in her wallet from now on to help bring in the good luck.

"I've never won many prizes like this in the past, so I hope this money will change my fortunes for the better," said the 57-year-old.

Her aim is to bag the jackpot prize, which now stands at $2,000 as it went unclaimed yesterday.

Although Madam Teo has been taking part in the TNP Bonus Challenge since its inception, the Mandarin-speaking housewife is unable to read TNP.

Instead, it is her 20-year-old son who is an avid reader of the newspaper, having read it since he was a boy.

He accompanied the elated Madam Teo to the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) News Centre to collect the prize yesterday evening.

When asked if her son will get a share of the prize, Madam Teo laughed and said no.

Said Madam Teo: "He reads the papers, but I'm the one who plays the game. So I get to keep it for myself."

How to play

Look out for the Candy Crush icons in each issue of TNP from Tuesday to Sunday.

If the icons match the ones on your Bonus Challenge card, which is distributed with TNP on Mondays, cut and keep it.

Match the correct colour and shape of the Candy Crush icons in order to win.

Note that icons collected are only valid for the Bonus Challenge card issued on the same week.

If you collect four icons to match a vertical column (from top to bottom) on your card, go to the lobby of the SPH News Centre at Toa Payoh North to claim your prize on the same day of the completion by answering a simple question at the bottom of the matching column.

Prizes must be collected on the same day between 8pm and 9pm.

The jackpot cash prize is now $2,000. It will snowball the next day if it remains unclaimed by 9pm.

Other prizes up for grabs include Apple Watches worth $600 each and Nespresso coffee machines worth $240 each.

This article was first published on October 02, 2015.
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