Foreign worker wins HK$100,000 in vaccination lucky draw

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The Grand Central development in Kwun Tong

One unidentified foreign worker won HK$100,000 in a lucky draw for fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents where the grand prize is a HK$10.8-million flat in Kwun Tong.

Winners for the draw sponsored by Sino Group’s philanthropic arm Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation Limited, and Chinese Estates Holdings Limited were announced Wednesday.

Only the first four or five characters of the winners’ Hong Kong Identity Card numbers were revealed, as well as the last four digits of their phone numbers.

The winner of the 449-square-foot flat at Grand Central in Kwun Tong is a Hong Kong permanent resident with an HKID card number that begins with Z710. The last four digits of their phone number are 0215.

Around 2.5 million joined the draw for the Kwun Tong flat, which was only open to Hong Kong permanent residents.

Prepaid and credit cards with a value of HK$100,000 each were also given to 20 winners, in the portion of the lottery open to all residents including employment visa holders and foreign domestic workers.

One of the recipients of the HK$100,000 prize is a resident with an HKID card number starting with WX111. Since Jan. 2, 2009, the Immigration Department has assigned the WX prefix solely to HKID card numbers of foreign domestic workers and imported workers at technician level or below under the Supplementary Labour Scheme.

A specialist computer system from Ernst & Young Advisory Services Limited randomly drew the winning entries on Wednesday.

The organisers said they will offer one more flat worth HK$12 million in the same Kwun Tong estate as the grand prize in a second draw, but only if five million or more of the eligible Hong Kong population receive at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

For the second draw, 20 scholarships in the form of prepaid or credit cards with a value of HK$200,000 will be given to Hong Kong residents between 12 and 18.

The lottery is just one of many incentives offered by Hong Kong’s private sector to residents, in hopes to immunise 70% of the city’s 7.5-million-strong population by end of September.

Details of the lucky draw are here.

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