A 47-year old wins R1million with Vodacom Yebo Millionaire!
In a span of 5 months, Kwazulu Natal has become a haven of millionaires!
South Africa's latest Vodacom millionaire Zanele Nkosi, a 47-year old unemployed mother of 4, could not believe her luck when she matched her 9 lucky letters and became an instant millionaire. She simply SMSed 9 letters to 32082 and won a million, using her 2 FREE weekly gameshow SMSs!
Nkosi was stunned and overwhelmed with excitement when she heard the news. "I was very happy when I received the call from Vodacom. I could only think about how this will change the lives of my children. This money will help fulfil their dreams in furthering their education. My youngest daughter always asked me if I will manage to place her in University, and now I can. Her dreams in becoming a medical doctor can be afforded. My son has completed his matric and is unemployed, he too will be able to go to University to further his studies."
Nkosi has struggled to make ends meet from month to month. "I normally sell cheap jewellery on the street for an income and I also enjoy farming and crocheting hats which helps with supporting my home. "We are 12 people living in one household and the winnings will truly help our family."
When asked how she chose her combination of letters, Nkosi said that she used the name of her niece and randomly added M, F and Z to her name to complete the nine letters. "I am thankful to God and Vodacom for giving my family this opportunity, what a dream come true."
Suraya Hamdulay Executive Head of Division: Corporate Citizenship comments, "It's encouraging to hear the plans winners have with their winnings, especially when it involves bettering themselves and their family lives. The objective of this initiative is about making a difference in the lives of our customers. Vodacom is delighted to present Zanele with the million rand cheque. From Yebo Millionaires, well done and congratulations!"
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