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MoneyGram Announces Dozen Winners of U.K. Consumer Raffle

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Eight Lucky Customers Win Plasma TV; Four Others Win Blackberry Smart Phones

London  – The 2011 holiday season may be over, but for a dozen lucky MoneyGram customers, the gifts are still arriving.  As part of its “Share the Magic of the Holidays” campaign, the leading global money transfer company conducted a prize drawing to reward its loyal customers in the U.K.  MoneyGram recently unveiled the 12 winners, presenting eight, 42 inch plasma televisions and four Blackberry smart phones to customers at a special ceremony in London.
To be eligible for the prize drawing, customers had to send money between December 1, 2011 and January 15, 2012, from the U.K. to Poland, Bulgaria, Latvia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Lithuania, Albania, Kosovo, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe or Zambia.  Qualifying customers then registered online at
More than 1,000 customers entered the drawing.  Winners were selected by a random drawing on the 17thof January 2012.MoneyGram International has long been associated with Africa. Oluwaseyi Oke, Marketing Executive for MoneyGram, offers this view “I know the importance of giving back to the communities, which is why we try to reward our customers and also sponsor as many African events as we can, right across the UK.
The real advantage customers have when they use MoneyGram to transfer their money back home is that not only is the fee very low (just £4.99 to send up to £100) and the time very quick (monies typically arrive within 10 minutes) but customers know that their money is safe.
I know how important that is to everyone associated with Africa.
The great news is that people can send money using MoneyGram across the UK from every UK Post Office, a number of independent businesses and from all participating Thomas Cook and Going Places stores”

Plasma TV winners:

  • Lawrence Ado-Kofie (to Ghana)
  • Abiodun Osunsanya (to Nigeria)
  • Martin Sibanda (to Zimbabwe)
  • Heather Smith (to South Africa)
  • Tomasz Nowicki (to Poland)
  • Razvan Grigorescu (to Romania)
  • Bajram Selimi (to Kosovo)
  • Sabine Maliseva (to Latvia)


Blackberry smart phone winners:

  • Samuel Rujumba Agaba (to Uganda)
  • Bether Orwa (to Kenya)
  • Stanislava Gyulmezova (to Bulgaria)
  • Slavik Nadeznikovs (to Latvia

About MoneyGram International

MoneyGram International, a leading global money transfer company, enables consumers who are not fully served by traditional financial institutions to meet their financial needs.  MoneyGram offers money transfer services worldwide and bill payment services in the United States and Canada through a global network of more than 267,000 agent locations—including retailers, international post offices and financial institutions—in 192 countries and territories around the world.  To learn more about money transfer or bill payment at an agent location or online, please visit or connect with us on Facebook.

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