Lonestar Communication Corporation has formally turned over a brand new Aveo Chevrolet valued over US$15,000 to Arinah Pailey, who recently won the company’s grand raffle prize.
Ms Pailey was announced proud winner of the car after she recharged her Lonestar account up to US$10 prior to the draw. The presentation brings to eight, the number of cars given to subscribers by Lonestar Cell in the past several months. She was baby-sitting her grand children in Barnesville when news that she has won the Aveo Chevrolet hit her via mobile phone from one of the company’s agents.
Initially, Arinah Pailey, apparently in disbelief, refused to cooperate with the company’s agent, but after a heated exchange on the phone, she eventually handed the phone to her neighbor Teta Manney, who convinced her after talking with the Lonestar Cell agent.
Ms Pailey had earlier thought the news was a scam designed by the caller, but after her friend Teta intervened, she was eventually convinced and subsequently preceded to the Lonestar Cell head office on Monday September 5th 2011 in Congo Town to pick up her car.
The company also put smiles on the faces of some of its many customers over the weekend through the raffle when other winners walked away with several prizes ranging from a Baja Boxer Motor Bike, tiger generator, Lion Head Stereo tape, 21’ colour television, mobile phones and free air times, amongst others.
“It was like a dream and is still like a dream to me, but by holding this car key from the hands of Lonestar Cell staffers means that I have awakened from sleep long time; Lonestar Cell is truly here for the poor; a woman like me to win a car that costs a lot of money is unbelievable,” she said with joy.
Arinah told the New Dawn that she is unemployed, but only sits home to take care of her grand children, adding that she never had the slightest idea of winning such a big car.
“I am proud and I know my children will also be happy with such powerful prize won from Lonestar Cell”, she said, and encouraged all of her friends and family members to recharge at least a dollar all the time to stand a chance of winning the Lonestar raffle.
Others prizes include round trip first class tickets to Ghana. The company has also a check of US$500 each to the winners plus accommodation at a Five-Star Hotel in Accra, including feeding.
One of the winners in this category only identify as Yatta, a resident of the Firestone Community in Margibi County, could not pick up her check yesterday due to working engagement, but expressed serious interest in the trip and thanked the Lonestar management for initiating the draw.
Meanwhile, the communication consultant of Lonestar Cell Dr. Laurence Bropleh, said the company is delighted to share with subscribers profits accrued in the market, vowing to conduct more raffle draws for its many subscribers.