Two gamers have pocketed Sh10 million apiece after winning last week’s SportPesa Mid Week Jackpot that ended on Thursday night. Stanley Irungu and Joseph Kubai correctly predicted the outcome of 13 football matches in the Mid Week Jackpot whose payout had risen to Sh20,080,391.
The two shared the money equally. “I have not slept since Thursday night when I got the congratulatory message from SportPesa. I am truly grateful to God for this win,” said Kubai, a primary school teacher from Meru.
On his part, Irungu an engineer and businessman based in Kitengela said he is happy that his passion for football has earned him millions. “I love to place various stakes as I watch my favourite sport of football. It is nice to earn money from a hobby,” Irungu said.
Following the win, the Mid-Week Jackpot has reset to the starting minimum of Sh10 million while the Mega Jackpot which was last won in February stands at Sh137,535,858.
The Mega Jackpot is won by correctly predicting the outcomes of 17 select football matches picked from various leagues globally. In February a social worker from Kibera, Gordon Ogada, made history by winning the highest ever jackpot amount in Kenya when he won Ksh230,742,881.