Accra, April 29, GNA - Mr Kingsley Kanton, a 31 year old social worker, won a piece of land worth 40,000 Ghana cedis within the gated Lakeside Estates as his Vodafone Cool Chop Promotion prize.
Mr Kanton emerged the winner for the eighth week of the competition held at the weekend in Accra.
Mr Welbeck Okaija, an entrepreneur, came second and received a LED Television set, whilst Mr Samuel Obeng Amoako, a graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, came third receiving a Samsung Galaxy note 10.1 as his prize.
Mr Kanton told journalists in an interview that he had done a lot of texting but could not estimate the cost in money.
"I, however, do not think the texting I have done comes anywhere close to the price of this land," he said.
He said: "I have used Vodafone for the past seven years but I never dreamed of owning a 70 by 100 feet piece of land within the Lakeside Estates through that."
Mr Kanton said he had already won a blackberry phone, adding that there was no secret to winning a prize apart from texting win to 4141 as many times as possible from a Vodafone chip.
"I can™t believe that I'm here walking on my own piece of land. Owning land in Accra is no joke. I never believed I could own land within Lakeside Estates" he said.
Mr Tarra Squire, Head of Consumer Marketing, Vodafone-Ghana, said the Cool Chop promotion was in its eighth week and there remained five more weeks to go.
He urged all Vodafone customers to join the competition adding that it did not matter how soon or late one begun sending in the text messages.
Mr Squire said about 4000 people had already been rewarded during the competition, adding "we aim to reward 10,000 people at the end of the competition."
The Vodafone Cool Chop Promotion requires that a person sends the text message "win" from a Vodafone chip to 4141 as many times as possible.
The more text messages one sends, the higher his or her chances of winning a prize.
A hundred people are rewarded daily whilst three people are rewarded every week.