John Hutton of Birchleigh came within a whisker of winning a new Haval H1 in Emperors Palace’s first big “Summer at the Palace” promotion draw on Saturday evening, December 7. Hutton and fellow Winners Circle cardholder, Olaolu Ige Ogunrinu of Rosebank made it to the final draw, but unfortunately for the Kempton Park resident, Ogunrinu got the cooler box with the big prize, the Haval H1 while Hutton got the runner-up cooler box (prize) of R20 000 – R10 000 cash and R10 000 FreePlay. Hutton (front) is pictured here after receiving his prize with the Palace of Dreams 'Slots Manager, Charles Louw (left), Promotions Manager, Irvin Nkosi (right) and dancers, Aobakwe Sebokoane and Kirsten Francis. By continuing to play slots and/or tables with his Winners Circle card, earning the required points, entering and being at draws on January 4 and 25 and February 1 Hutton could still drive off in one of the remaining three Havals to be given away in the R21-million promotion. In addition Winners Circle members who earned points during 2019 also qualify for tickets into the "Summer 3 Sum!" draws. The latter take place on December 14, 15 and 16 with new VW Polo Vivos to be given away each night at 21h00.