Lady Luck smiled on Nakuru County’s Florence Bosibori as she, alongside Daniel Rono and Geoffrey Keitany, became the newest addition to Sportpesa’s millionaire bandwagon thanks to the firm’s mega jackpot (MJP).
The amount had gone up to Sh111, 176,374 just weeks after the first winner of the MJP Samuel Abisai was handed a mind-bogging Sh221 million. Each takes home Sh 37,058,791 after correctly predicting the outcome of 17 matches.
Bosibori, a teacher by profession in Molo becomes the oldest lady jackpot winner age 60 years. She started betting in 2016 after witnessing some of her colleagues placing winning bets.
“During our free time, I could see teachers get busy on the newspapers looking for bets and few hours later they would tell me they won so I got interested and started betting.
I placed my first four single bets on the first day and two were right, that encouraged me to keep betting,” Bosibori explained. The 60-year-old who is set to retire from teaching next month says that even when she had a losing streak, she did not give up. “I made sure that I place bets with small amounts so that when I lose it does not affect me.
I made a habit of placing bets on MJP every weekend and just wait for the text message as I do not know how to follow my bets online yet,” she offered. Her long wait was finally over on Monday after her single bet saw her land a cool Sh37 million, money she intends to buy more land to further her farming after retirement.
She also pledges to help construct her local church Milimani SDA. On his part, Keitany a General Service Unit (GSU) officer based in Mt Elgon, could not hide his joy for having hit the jackpot.
“I followed my bet through the first day and when all matches went my way, I was not eager for the next day’s matches as I had a feeling they would fail me.
However, after the first 12 matches went my way, I rested easy knowing I would at least get a bonus,” he said adding that the last match seemed destined to fail him but thankfully it did not. The father of one who started betting in 2014 intends to construct a house for his parents in Baringo County before building one for his family.