Lucky winner of a HK$10.8m flat is a 35-year-old chefLocal | 15 Sep 2021 5:54 pm
A 35-year-old chef turns out to be the lucky winner of a HK$10.8 million flat in Kwun Tong in a vaccine lottery.
The Grand Central apartment is the grand prize of the lucky draw organized by Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sino Group, and Chinese Estates Holdings.
A prize presentation ceremony was hosted yesterday. After that, the winner surnamed Lee then proceeded to visit his apartment.
The first-time property owner who rents a flat in Cheung Sha Wan is looking forward to moving in.
"I had never thought that I would have the luck to win the Grand Prize!" Lee said.
He said that he got vaccinated in the hope of supporting economic recovery as the pandemic affects many restaurants.
"I truly believe vaccination is the most effective way to protect myself and my family, and this win is certainly a pleasant yet unexpected surprise. I shall continue to encourage my friends and family to get vaccinated, and to prepare ourselves for returning to normality and travel again," Lee said.
The lottery organizer has successfully reached all 21 winners of various prices.
Twenty of them won the second prize, which is a credit card with a value of HK$100,000. They are 13 men and 7 women aged between 19 and 69, including a domestic helper, a manicurist, a medical practitioner, and a pastry chef.
The youngest winner is a French student studying in Hong Kong, and there are also two retirees.
One more apartment with a value of about HK$12 million will be given away in the second phase of the lucky draw if five million Hong Kong people receive at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Hong Kong by September 30.
It will be a one-bedroom residential apartment at Grand Central in Kwun Tong, with a floor area of approximately 468 square feet.
Over 4.3 million people have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Hong Kong as of yesterday.
The luck draw is currently open to registrations. Eligible individuals can register on their website by 5.30 pm on September 30.
Prizes of the second phase include 20 scholarships with a value of HK$200,000 each, sponsored by NTFCF, for vaccinated Hong Kong residents aged 12 or above and below 18.