PETALING JAYA: Lee Thim Fook won the first prize of The Star’s eWorld 2002 Buy ‘N’ Win contest, but his family did all the hard work.
“My wife came up with the slogan for the winning entry, and I’m the one who’s walking away with the prize,” quipped the 42-year-old loss adjuster.
He added that he had sent in three entries for the contest, two with slogans written by his wife, and one by his daughter.
It was also a case of beginner’s luck for Lee, who said he had never entered such contests.
“It was spontaneous ... we filled in the entry forms and wrote down what came to mind as we were in a rush,” said Lee, who visited eWorld with his family to get a PC for his daughter but bought just a printer instead.
Lee won an Apple iMac G4 700 Combo computer, a three-day/ two-night stay in a studio room with breakfast at Cititel Penang and a DiGi Prepaid Plus cellular service subscription pack.
His entry beat over 4,000 others.
Lee received his prize on Tuesday from The Star’s group chief editor Datuk Ng Poh Tip, who also gave away the second and third place prizes.
Second prize went to Mohammad Ozairi Othman who won a Sony Wega 29” TV, a two-night stay at Cititel Penang and DiGi Prepaid Plus pack while Lim Kuk Chye walked away with the third prize of a Canon Digital Video Camcorder, a two-night stay Cititel Mid Valley and DiGi Prepaid Plus pack.
The prize for the most humorous slogan went to Kevin Loo.
Prizes for fourth to eighth places and 10 consolation prizes were also awarded.
There were a total of 33 winners in the contest.
Winners who did not attend the prize presentation have 30 days to collect their prizes.