Daniel Julian Savua (pictured) is in shock after winning the first prize of $20,000 in the 2017 Team Fiji Lottery draw which was held last week Friday (29th October, 2017).
This is the first time Savua has won a prize in the Team Fiji Lottery and said winning a prize in the Team Fiji Lottery, let alone first prize, is one thing he would have never imagined.
"I am still in a bit of shock, I did not realise that when FASANOC called about me winning something, that it was actually the major prize," Savua said.
"I thought it was one of the other prizes like a laptop or one of the trips. To find out that I won the first prize was really surprising for me and I am still in a bit of shock.
"This is probably the third or fourth time that I have bought tickets but it is the first time for me to win and what a way to win.
"I have a few ideas of what we want to do with the money; one of it is to just share it among the family."
Savua and his family has supported Karate Fiji and said it is not about winning but supporting sports in the country.
"My family is close friends with the Lenoa's who have been participants in Karate Fiji and we have always been involved in their competitions and fundraising," he said.
"So this is just another part of supporting and contributing to them because it was not only about buying tickets but supporting Karate in Fiji.
"Thank you very much to FASANOC for organising this great draw and it is just always just been great to get behind sports in the country and Karate in particular."
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Maki is the new owner of a laptop and printer which she also won during the Team Fiji Lottery draw.
Maki said being part of Fiji Amatuer Body Building Association is what prompted her to buy tickets for the first time.
"It was good to have won, I mean I was shocked that I even won anything because I usually do not win anything when it comes to lotteries," Maki said.
"It was really last minute for me when I bought the books and I recently bought a new laptop and now I have won another one so it feels good.
"I am part of the Body Building Association and that was one of the major reasons I wanted to contribute to FASANOC.”
Last Modified on 30/01/2018 11:38