Two winners yesterday jointly walked away with Sh11.2 million in Lotto’s second Power Draw. Joseph Mutungi scooped Sh10 million being the second highest amount this year and in the process emerged as Lotto’s 167th millionaire.
He was not alone in enjoying Lotto’s added cause to celebrate Madaraka Day as Peter Wainaina also received Sh1.2 million to become Lotto’s 168th millionaire.
Mutungi won by raffle, while Wainain won his prize by matching five of six numbers and the bonus number against the draw 164’s winning draw numbers 39, 41, 27,47,29,14, and bonus number two.
Mutungi who was born in 1978 in Kibwezi, Makueni, had been living and engaging in small-scale farming up until 2010 when he moved to Nairobi to take up an employment opportunity in construction.
The family celebrated Madaraka Day as big winners but will consult and think of how to spend their monies. As for 49-year-old Wainaina, a Nairobi resident celebrating his windfall was a jovial moment.
The electrician by profesion is a graduate of Kirinyaga Technical Institute and operated a shop in Nairobi from 2000 before obtaining a permanent engagement with a learning institution in the city.
His family members being pleasantly surprised by his Madaraka Day gift, both intend to make playing Lotto a regular pastime. Wainaina believes the win has given him the chance to spread his entrepreneurial wings and venture into farming like his wife Emma in Murang’a, as well as pursue business opportunities among them establishing a family enterprise.
Before any plans are put into action. With the last three previous draws having had exceptionally high number of draw winners, Lotto’s 164th draw kept the trend going with 123,070 winners, preceded by 72,747 draw winners in draw 163, draw 162 with 88,082 winners, and draw 161 with 63,894 winners.