‘King’ Jaxson reigns supreme

Jaxson Bateman shortly after being crowned The King after winning a $50,000 prize.
Jaxson Bateman shortly after being crowned The King after winning a $50,000 prize.

Almost 40,000 players across Australia took part in Virgin Mobile’s Smartphone competition to win $200,000 worth of prizes.

The 27-year-old university student dedicated his holidays to pursuing the grand prize around the clock; he even decided to forego a summer job.

‘After dedicating over eight hours a day to playing the game, developing my strategy and chasing prizes across Perth, it was mind-blowing to hear that I had beaten almost 40,000 other players,’ Jaxson said.

His efforts were rewarded with a voyage of royal proportions and the title of ‘The King’.

‘I recruited both my mum and my sister to help with stealing and protecting prizes so the first thing I will be doing with my $50,000 reward is booking a holiday for the whole family.,’ he said.

‘Choosing to play ‘Game of Phones’ over a full- time job was the best decision I ever made.’