Two lucky Kenyans have joined the growing list of millionaires after winning Sh20.8 million each for correctly predicting 16 out of the 17 games in last week’s SportPesa Mega Jackpot.
The two, Nickson Kibet and George Nzaku, who were yesterday presented with their cheques at SportPesa offices in Nairobi, are still in disbelief. Kibet, a person living with disability, placed the winning bet last Saturday in the hopes of getting some cash to help in a funds drive for a child with the same condition after hearing an appeal during a show aired on a local vernacular radio station.
“I just quietly said a prayer, asking for means to help such people. My prayers were heard and I intend to keep my promise by first sending some money to support that child,” said Kibet, on a day recognised globally as World Polio Day.
Meanwhile, Nzaku, a shop proprietor in Machakos, said he will use his winnings to expand his business to a wholesale shop and build a home for his family.
“I was introduced to SportPesa by a friend in July and I still cannot believe that I have won this big so soon. I am so happy,” said the 28-year-old who came close to winning the Sh16.7 million on offer in last week’s Mega Jackpot.
The SportPesa Mega Jackpot was launched in September last year and starts at Sh100 million which rises every week until won when a gamer correctly predicts the outcome of 17 football matches.