Kanyiike received his money alongside seven other winners including Teddy Ddamba a lab technician from Mityana, Rogers Twesigye a student from Mbarara, Rodney Mutugumbya an Engineer from Kibuli and Joshua Kagoda an Airtel Money agent based in Eastern Uganda.
On receiving his money, an excited Kanyiike thanked Airtel and called upon everyone in Eastern Uganda to transact and win.
“I did not think that this promotion was real until this morning when I reached Airtel and a gentleman confirmed that I had won. I actually came all this way with an intention of meeting the people who I thought were trying to scam me,” he commented, adding that now that he has confirmed, he is going to continue transacting through Airtel Money.
When asked what he plans on doing with the money, Kanyiike said he would expand his business.
“My long term goal is to open an office where my clients can find me and employ a few people in my area,” he added.
Launched a week ago, ‘Beera Millionaire with Airtel Money’, will be running for 90 days and is set to reward all customers that carry out a financial transaction such as Cash In, Cash out, P2P, Recharge Airtime or Data, Bank to Wallet, Wallet to Bank & Bill Payment in a single day, as well as all active financial transacting agents.
On transacting, all customers and agent numbers will be uploaded into a randomizer to pick the lucky winners. Five lucky customers will win 1 million shillings each (5 million shillings daily, 1 million for each) and 1 lucky customer will win 10 million shillings in the weekly grand draw. 1lucky agent will stand a chance to win 1 million shillings daily and 1 lucky agent will win 1 motorbike in the weekly draw.
Speaking during the handover, Airtel Money Director Mr. Moris Seguyacongratulated the winners and encouraged them to keep using the Airtel Money platform.
“We are happy to reward you our loyal subscribers, especially in this festive season. This promotion is non-discriminative so we look forward to rewarding our agents across the country. Just dial *185# and start transacting,” he said.