By HARBGUY MWAMBAZI –
MUSICIAN Brian Bwembya, popularly known as B-Flow, has given a thumbs up to the SMS-based lottery from Botswana Paper Chaser for believing in the Zambian market and taking a step to empower the local people through the lottery.
The singer, who witnessed the presentation of prizes to Paper Chaser winners in Lusaka recently, said he was a lottery participant who hopes to get lucky one day.
“I will definitely be the next winner, watch out for my name to show up in the next draw,” said a confident B-Flow in a conversation with the newest winner Joan Chiti of Ndola.
B-Flow is an award-winning singer who has scooped prestigious awards including the Mwape Peer Award which he bagged last year.
Paper Chaser was introduced in Zambia two months ago as Zambia’s first digital lottery where participants stand a chance of winning cash prizes by sending their entries via text messages.
Since the launch of the lottery, individuals from various towns across Zambia have walked away with cash prizes.
Paper Chaser continues to give out weekly prizes ranging between K2,000 and K25,000; monthly prizes and the grand prize of K150,000 to be given during the middle of the year. A total of K66,000 in cash has been claimed by winning participants with the January and February monthly cash prizes of K25,000 going to Schola Mfula of Kasama and Joan Chiti.
“The win came at the right time because I had deferred my studies for a semester because I didn’t have tuition fees, so now I am able to enrol for my next semester” said an ecstatic Chiti when asked how she intended to spend her cash prize.
Chiti, aged 23, is one of the many people who have been following Paper Chaser on social media and sharing their stories of what they would do with the cash prize if they won.