Australian radio history has been made as the Hit Network crowned its very first millionaire.
Knowing a Justin Bieber song starting with the letter “A” was the clincher for Stacey from Casula in Sydney in winning the whopping guaranteed $1,000,000 cash, by playing the Hit Network’s $1,000,000 Alphabucks with Drive show hosts, Carrie and Tommy.
Needing to answer 10 questions correctly, with one letter in 30 seconds, was all it took for Stacey to win against 48 other finalists who lined up to play all over the country, live from the Hit studios.
Stacey made it to Million Dollar Day when she won her local Alphabucks competition on 2Day FM’s breakfast show with Hughesy, Ed & Erin and says, “How can you even put into words what it’s like to win a million dollars! I never thought this could happen to someone like me. Now, after 16 years of renting we can finally own our family home.”
Carrie says, “This was one of the most amazing moments I think I have ever had in my entire radio career. It was incredible, she was so deserving and … I am actually lost for words and that doesn’t happen very often.”
“What an honour to be part of literally changing someone’s life…how great,” said Tommy.
Head of Hit Network, Gemma Fordham, says, “Alphabucks has become our listeners’ favourite game to play all across the country. We knew it was time to really up the ante with the ultimate $1,000,000 Alphabucks competition.
“To give away $1,000,000 to Stacey in what has been such a challenging year is extremely rewarding for us as a network.”
More than 75,000 people across Australia registered to play via SCA’s audio destination app, LiSTNR, since the launch of the competition in July this year.