Klerksdorp

Windhoek fan wins R500 000

Hilda Sophia Voges and Radeen Mongalo, Brand House Sales Rep.

Hilda from Klerksdorp is one of the first two winners of Windhoek’s life-changing “The Right Stuff Challenge” and she got her share of R1 million.

Consumers were invited to purchase a Windhoek beer and SMS the 12-digit batch code. Entrants were then entered into a draw to stand a chance to be one of two winners who can kick-start their passion with R500 000 cash. As part of their prize they will be given access to a mentor to assist them with planning towards their goals.

 “I never knew that a single phone call could change my life,” says Hilda, who purchased her winning bottle from the Overland Bottle Store in Klerksdorp. Hilda, who has a keen interest in gardening, will be given access to a mentor as part of her prize. The mentor will help her to create the garden of her dreams.

Hilda from Klerksdorp is one of the first two winners of Windhoek’s life-changing “The Right Stuff Challenge” and she got her share of R1 million.

Alan Roberts, Windhoek Marketing Manager, says: “We’re delighted that we’ve managed to help Hilda pursue her gardening interest. We hope that this campaign will inspire others to follow their passion.” 

Earlier last year, Windhoek ran a similar competition, the “Follow Your Passion” promotion, where three fans won R500 000. 

Adelaide Hlongwane from Pretoria used the cash prize to make her ambition to start her own transport business a reality. Along with her husband, who was unemployed at the time, she bought a Toyota Venture taxi. She also bought her parents a house, so they could retire in peace, as well as put aside a portion of the cash for her children’s education.

Wikus Visser Pretoria used his winnings to benefit others. Along with donating some funds to a mission organisation, he helped his domestic worker complete the building of her house. He also kept aside some money to allow him to follow two of his passions – food and photography. He bought new camera equipment, and wrote and shot a coffee table style cookbook. 

 The third winner Juan-Pierre Smit from Cape Town will be using his winnings to invest in his future. He has always dreamed of becoming a lawyer, and the winnings have allowed him to enrol for a law degree through UNISA.