When luck chooses you, be thankful.
A young Kenyan man has won a Sh221 million SportPesa mega jackpot, after correctly predicted all the 17 games that make up the mega jackpot.
That amount can finance the construction of the Kenya Sports Academy — as allocated by the National Treasury — and still leave a KSh21 million balance just to put it into perspective according to Daily Nation.
And it is not just KSh 221 million.
He actually won KSh 221,301,602 to be exact. The winner, Samuel Abisai, who was unveiled on Tuesday in a red-carpet ceremony at the Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi.
Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri revealed that he himself called the winner to break the good news to him.
He was out with a friend when he was informed about his big win.
“The consumer said he met his friend with whom they bet and as they were discussing what to do with the millions a call came through. The CEO advised the winner, who was screaming, to end his night out, to which he said, ‘I’m going home right away,” Sportpesa statement said.
After SportPesa’s announcement about the Sh221,301,602 win on social media, some Kenyans said the win had encouraged them to venture into sports betting.