Thirty very fortunate Ipohites became proud winners of prizes won at the special lucky draw for rate-payers who paid their assessment bills in full for 2012. The special draw, held at the council foyer recently, was officiated by mayor, Dato’ Roshidi Hashim. The two top prizes were a Honda Wave 125 and a Honda Icon motorcycle. “The top prize next year will be a Perodua MyVi,” said Roshidi to reporters. The council, said the mayor, had allotted RM30,000 for this special draw. “The strategy seems to work. Enticing rate-payers with attractive prizes in a lucky draw encourages them to pay their dues in full,” he remarked. The council has introduced a new award beginning this year. It is aimed at corporations who are the biggest rate-payers. Five corporations won the Golden Award for their promptness in payment. They include Lion Parade, Equity Nirvana, Uda Holdings, Impiana Hotel and Tasek Cement Corporation.