24-y-o traffic intern wins $14 million house from Grace Foods
Frank James (right) CEO of GraceKennedy's Domestic Foods Division gives Romario Grant, the Grace Foods Winna House winner a hand to cut the ribbon during the promotion's grand finale.
Romario Grant, 24, is now the owner of a brand new two-bedroom KemTek house valued at $14 million.
Grant emerged the winner after the grand finale of the Grace Winna House promotion held in Stone Brook Manor, Trelawny last Friday.
The 2019 National Promotion, dubbed Grace Winna House promotion, enticed the appetites of consumers not only through its food offerings, but through the thrills, the spontaneity, the opportunities, the constant winnings, and, of course, the life-changing grand prize – a house.
As a Traffic Department Intern at the Morant Bay Police Station, Romario could only dream of owning his own house, debt-free at such a young age.
Grant also walked away with additional prizes courtesy of Grace Foods and other sponsors.
Over a period of six months, Grace changed the lives of numerous winners with cash prizes, online giveaways and numerous opportunities to participate in the competition.
Three draws and qualifying rounds later and the finalists snagged their spot to compete in the Grand Finale.
Runner up Tiffany Leigh and her family.
The stakes were high for the final round as the three competitors, Artens Whyte, Romario Grant and Tiffany Leigh, participated in one final Puzzle It! escape room challenge where the challenger with the shortest completion time would emerge victorious.
In the end, it was the youngest competitor, Grant who came out on top and immediately received the keys to his new house in Trelawny.
As a Traffic Department Intern at the Morant Bay Police Station, Romario could only dream of owning his own house debt-free at such a young age. So it was no surprise that he was overcome with emotion when the announcer declared him the ‘winna.’
“Words can’t express how happy I am to have won the house. It is a great feeling to know that I don’t have to worry about that aspect of my life anymore,” stated Grant, who has every intention to move into the house as soon as he can.
“I am excited to move to Trelawny. It will be great to get away to a new parish with such beautiful scenery, where I can invite my family and friends to visit.”
In addition to the house, Grant also received $500,000 worth of appliances from Active Home Centre, one-year insurance courtesy of GK Insurance, one year worth of bill payment from Bill Express, and banking convenience from First Global Bank.
Runner up Artense Whyte and her family.
However, in true Grace style, everyone left there a winner. Runners up, Tiffany Leigh and Artens Whyte received $500,000 each for participating.
Vishwanauth Tolan, Assistant Global Category Manager at Grace Foods shared: “There is a sense of pride and security that comes with the milestone of owning a home, and the entire Grace Foods’ family is so happy to have played a role in making Romario Grant’s dream of becoming a homeowner a reality.
"We wish him all the best and also extend a huge thanks to our committed partners: KemTek Development and Construction Ltd, Puzzle It!, Doorway Express, GK Insurance, First Global Bank and Bill Express for coming on board with this 2019 Grace National Promotion.”