MASERU — Lerotholi Leteba, 21, walked away with a brand new Opel Corsa in a Maluti Mountain Brewery (MMB) promotional campaign last Wednesday.
To top up the surprise, Leteba also won 30 cases of Hansa Pilsner, Castle Lager and Carling Black Label.
An overjoyed Leteba, who was beside himself with joy, shed some tears and jumped and danced after he was named the winner at Maseru Club.
“I am lost for words. God is really great,” Leteba told the Lesotho Times. “I really didn’t see this coming. I only entered this competition once and now my life has changed drastically.”
Leteba said the competition had proven to him that gulping a few beers was not a bad idea after all.
“Just from enjoying a few beers and participating in this competition, I am now mobile. I now own a car and its all thanks to MMB,” he said.
“This proves that alcohol is not bad as long as you drink responsibly.”
Leteba is waiting for his Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) results.
Three other lucky customers also won 10 crates of beer each.
These were Liteboho Moshe from Quthing, Tsosane Khosi from Leribe and Setho Maluke from Lithabaneng.
MMB marketing director, Tsepo Maketela, said the competition was one way of thanking their loyal customers.
He said it had been running during the festive season from November to December 31.
“This was the second time we were running this competition and giving away prizes. The first prize-giving ceremony was held last year where we gave away 50 sheep to the winners,” Maketela said.
“This time we are giving away a brand new Opel Corsa full of 30 cases of Hansa Pilsner, Castle Lager and Carling Black Lable as well as three trailers filled with 10 cases of Hansa Pilsner, Castle Lager and Carling Black Lable and,” Maketela said before the hand-over ceremony.
“The promotion was to give our customers a reason to consume our products. However we are not only promoting consumption of our products but we are also encouraging consumers to always drink responsibly and not drink and drive.”
He said it has always been their plan to give back to the community every year.
Speaking on behalf of the winners, Setho Maluke, thanked MMB for their fine gesture.
“MMB is helping change people’s perceptions that drinking is bad. In fact it is profitable and can change one’s life for the better. For that we are thankful.”