Lucky Star Defies Odds to Win Dream Prize of BMW 316i with Caltex®

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Lucky Star Defies Odds to Win Dream Prize of BMW 316i with Caltex®

September 26, 2013

Winner of Caltex Lucky Star Promotion hits double jackpot from more than 1.3 million entries. 


SINGAPORE, 26 September 2013 – Transportation sub-contractor, Vijakumar S/O Navasivayam, 42, thanked his lucky stars twice as he hit the jackpot in the Caltex Lucky Star Promotion.  This promotion, which ran from 8 July to 8 September 2013, offered Caltex customers the exciting opportunity to receive StarCash prepaid fuel cards and a chance to win the grand prize of a BMW 316i worth $114,000 (quoted price before the Certificate of Entitlement premium). 

More than 1.3 million lucky draw coupons were issued during this two-month promotion. With every fuel-inclusive purchase of $30 nett, customers were given a lucky draw coupon and a set of four winning Lucky Numbers. If their slip had four Lucky Stars, or any permutation of their vehicle’s registration number, they could win $100 or $500 StarCash respectively, or $1,000 StarCash if their Lucky Numbers had matched up exactly to that of their car.

The winner, Vijakumar, could hardly believe his luck when he received the call from Chevron, informing  him that he had won the brand new BMW 316i. Vijakumar had first won $100 StarCash from the Caltex Beach Road station, and remarkably, the same Lucky Star promotion coupon eventually won him the car.

“This is the happiest moment in my life and I am still in shock that I have won the grand prize. As a truck driver, I frequently refuel at Caltex as it offers the best deal for my work, especially with the Caltex StarCard. When I shared the news with my family, they were ecstatic and squealed in delight. My wife even pinched herself to make sure she wasn’t dreaming! Winning this car has changed our lives,” said Vijakumar.

A grand prize presentation was held at Caltex Jurong West earlier this week, where Jeremy Oh, General Manager for Products – Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia, Chevron Singapore Pte. Ltd. handed over the keys of the sleek BMW 316i to its new owner.

Vijakumar, who currently works as a sub-contractor with a transportation service provider thanked his company for encouraging him to participate in this promotion and applying for a Caltex StarCard on his behalf. While it would have been easy to swop his lorry for the car, he plans to sell it to invest in his children’s future. The proud father of four children, aged six to 14, lives with his wife in Cantonment Road. They will use the money to support their children’s academic aspirations in local education institutions.

His daughter, Dharshini D/O Vijakumar, 13, thinks she had a part to play in this life-changing experience. “Papa, I really hope that you win this car”, was her prayer each time her father filled in a lucky draw coupon. She wishes to be a lawyer someday and is excited that this win will help her and her family achieve their dreams.

“At Caltex, we’re all about helping our customers enjoy the journey and we are pleased to give this grand prize to one of our very loyal supporters. This promotion allows us to show our gratitude to customers for their continuous support, while also rewarding them. We share the happiness with Vijakumar and his family, and are delighted to be part of this major milestone in their lives,” said Jeremy Oh.

From now until 29 October 2013, there are more opportunities for customers to win $100 worth of StarCash instantly with the new Caltex Match & Win promotion on the Caltex Singapore Facebook page. In addition, every participant who takes part in this promotion will stand a chance to win $500 worth of Caltex StarCash in a lucky draw. So head over to the Caltex Singapore Facebook page and you may be next one to get lucky!