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BT is going to make one lucky Net user in Britain an instant millionaire as part of a major promotion to get more people online. The monster telco will give away a massive £1 million in May as part of its "BT Internet A Million" promo. It's open to all Net users in Britain. Simply answer a question from one of four categories at btinternet.com - sports and leisure, travel and entertainment, technology and education, and homes and finance - and contestants will be automatically entered into the prize draw. Entrants can answer a new question each week giving themselves up to four entries when the prize is drawn. The draw begins 31 March and only one entry per person is allowed per week. The winner will be announced on 9 May. There are also a batch of weekly draws giving people the chance to win other prizes including cars tickets and holidays. Co-sponsors of the promo include IBM, lastminute.com, sports.com and oneswoop.com. In a statement issued today, BT said: "In the battle to get Britain online, the promotion aims to generate mass awareness of the benefits of the World Wide Web and further strengthen BT Internet's position within the ISP marketplace." Ben Andradi, MD of BT Internet, said: "'BT Internet A Million' reinforces our determination to get everyone in the UK online at a price that is good value." If that's the case, how can BT Internet afford to shell out £1 million or is it being funded centrally from BT? And if BT wants "to get everyone in the UK online at a price that is good value", shouldn't it simply cut its tariffs? Now Ben, do you want to ask the audience or phone a friend? ®

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