by Isi Esene
Ebube Essien-Garricks who won the grand prize in the MTN Ultimate Wonder Promo is (expectedly) getting suitors from far and near following the announcement of her winner N64m fortune.
Essien-Garricks was announced winner of a Cessna 182T aircraft on November 13 but the student opted for its cash equivalent which was put at N64m.
When asked about her reaction when she found out she was millions of naira richer, she reportedly said, “I was surprised when I was called by a family friend that I had won because I thought it was not real.
“Before then, I had never played any game concerning MTN. Ironically my SIM card was blocked at the time. I had a code on my phone which I forgot and in the process of trying to decode it, my line was blocked.
“When he told me, I just told him to forget about it that it was the handiwork of 419 people. But later a lady called me from MTN to confirm it. I then asked her to unblock my line to convince me. She did so and it was at that point that I realised my fortune,” she says.
Essien-Garricks, a 300-level student of radiography attributed the winning to God. She said she plans to give her parents a new lease of life through her winning.
Asked if she has been approached by men after getting N64m richer, the lady said, “I know what love is.”
“People are calling to ask my parents if I am married, some others are giving them promises.
Even on the Internet, I don’t have a Facebook account but someone has opened one in my name. If anyone is coming because of my money, I promise the person that he will not get a dime because I will make sure he doesn’t.”
Way to go, girl!