24-y-o to start business after winning $1M from Digicel


January 08, 2016
Contributed Twenty-four-year-old Mark Myers, the sixth and final winner in Digicel's Merry Millions Christmas promotion, gets some business advice from Digicel's Director of Commercial Operations, Wenise Davis, after he was presented with his cheque for $1 million.

Twenty-four-year-old Mark Myers now has the key to kick-start his small business dream after winning $1 million from Digicel.

Myers, who is in the final stages of completing a master's degree in business management at the University of the West Indies, received a New Year's surprise at work when the Digicel team showed up and told him that he was the sixth and final winner in the Merry Millions Christmas promotion. He is the youngest winner in the promotion.

"The timing of this million-dollar prize is just right, since I'm about to finish up my degree and leave school," Myers said. "So, graduating from school and having a million dollars to kick-start one of my business plans is one of the best things that could ever happen to me right now."

He added, "I'm very surprised about this! I never thought I'd win anything because I've never won even a raffle or anything before in my life. Plus, I'm a postpaid customer and I thought only prepaid customers won these prizes. So for me to win this prize is just amazing, and I'm so happy, so many thanks to Digicel for this."

Director of commercial operations at Digicel, Wenise Davis, congratulated Myers, saying, "It's wonderful to see our young customers like Mark being able to win a prize that will give them the kind of start they need.

"Mark is ambitious and he has his entire life ahead of him, so we have no doubt that he will make the most of this prize and make his family and friends proud of him."

The Digicel Merry Millions promotion, which started last November, came to an end on December 31, 2015. To date, the company has made six lucky customers across the island into millionaires, simply for topping up, activating data plans or paying their bills on time and in full.

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