PRESS RELEASE - Mother of Three Wins A Car!


On Saturday 7th March, life dramatically changed for Samkelisiwe Makhoba, a 48 year old mother of three from Mtubatuba in KZN, who won a brand new Chevy Sonic, 1.6 litre motor vehicle , after entering Hollywoodbets Refer a friend competition. 

An elated Samkelisiwe, who did not have a car, welcomed the generous prize, explaining that she had recently dreamt of owning a new car. A regular patron and user of Hollywoodbets’ Mobile betting platform, she had previously won large sums of money which she used to renovate her home.

She said: “I had a dream by December I needed to get myself a new car. So Hollywood just gave me the car I was dreaming about. I have already put a roof at my garage at home, so this was a dream come true. So every now and then I win with Hollywood, from R6000 and other amounts, so I won’t get broke.”

Samkelisiwe Makhoba with Hollywood team members Palesa and Mandy
Hollywoodbets, which is currently the largest bookmaker in South Africa, with 67 branches nationally, spared no expense in treating the contestants to numerous first time experiences.  These included flights and transport arrangements from various parts of the country, accommodation at a luxury hotel on the beach front and prizes valued at more than R200 000!

“I was spoilt rotten on the way. They booked me at Blue Waters, which was my first time ever to go to a hotel in my life! Then they gave me pocket money, it was nice to be part of Hollywood. Then yesterday I bought another voucher for R100, which I used to bet on two numbers for UK and I won another R2700!” said Samkelisiwe.

Among the lucky winners in 2nd place, was Rustenburg resident, Setlhabaphiri Kgosiemang, who previously won R36 000, betting with his favourite bookmaker!

“I was happy! I was happy when I win that big because since I have playing Hollywood the money that I win starting from down then it’s going just up. For the first time I win 1 000-something, I win 2 000, win 8 000 then I win 8 000 three times, I think so then I win 16 000, then I win 36 000 … It is for the first time I have been in Durban and it is for the first time I have been in a plane. So it’s wonderful for Hollywood to give me such an honour”, he said Setlhabaphiri.

The competition spanning three months, required successful referrals to Hollywoodbets’ cellphone betting. The competition was open to anyone who had a Hollywoodbets cellphone betting account. The top five referrers were then brought in from places as far as Rustenburg, Pretoria, Mount Frere and Mtubatuba, to celebrate the giveaway.

Hollywoodbets Operations Manager, Morgan Shandu said: “We are so pleased to have changed a life of another one of our clients. We wish to thank everyone who participated. It was an honour for us to be able to give a brand new car and other amazing prizes to our valued clients. We wish Samkelisiwe many happy and safe miles with her new car.”

Hollywoodbets has announced that they will be giving away another vehicle in the near future, as their Refer a Friend campaign is still ongoing. Clients can continue to get rewarded  per successful referral.

For more information, please contact via the details below.

17 Kosi Place. Umgeni Business Park, Durban, 4051, South Africa
PO Box 74234, Rochdale Park, 4034, South Africa
Company Registration Number: 2008/009771/07
Watch the offical presentation video below!

Our Hollywoodbets REFER A FRIEND, WIN A CAR winner - Samkelisiwe Makhoba from Mtubatuba