As a young man just about to start a printing apprenticeship, Jake Gonzalez was thrilled to be announced as the second daily winner in the Mercury’s iPhone app competition.
The Port Kembla 18-year-old said he would use the $1000 prize money to save up for an overseas holiday to somewhere like Fiji next year.
‘‘It’s pretty amazing,’’ he said.
‘‘I wasn’t really expecting to have my name drawn out.’’
Jake said his 15-year-old sister Kari was particularly excited - and a little bit jealous - about his lucky win.
‘‘Straightaway she said ‘So what are you going to buy for me?’,’’ Jake said.
There will be three more daily winners announced this week to celebrate the launch of the app.
Marty and Bianca will announce one winner on the i98FM Breakfast Show daily until Friday.
Entries close at 4pm the day before each of the draws.
To download the app and enter the draw:
1. Download the FREE Mercury app by searching ’Illawarra Mercury’ in the App Store
2. Select ‘Report’ in the top right corner of the app
3. Then tap ‘Assignments’ followed by the ’Get ’Appy’ heading
4. Tap ‘Add Story’ and type ‘COMP’ in the space provided
5. Tap ‘Save’, tap ‘Continue’
6. Complete your details, tap ‘Save’ and finally tap ‘Submit’