A Kenyan has won Sh221 million from betting, the greatest inside the country’s gambling history. The lucky winner, Samuel Abisai, correctly predicted 17 out of the 17 Mega Jackpot games to win the greatest payout in African football history.
A statement from gaming organization, SportPesa, said the winner was contacted shortly just after midnight on Sunday. Ronald Karauri, the company CEO, led a convoy which included a stretch limousine, to pick up Mr Abisai from his house Roysambu, Nairobi. The entourage then proceeded to the Carnivore restaurant for the unveiling ceremony.
The company is set to unveil two winners; Samuel Abisai who won 221 million and Ahmed Ali who won sh. 41 million. Mr. Abisai had placed Sh. 200 on two Mega Jackpot picks of Sh. 100. The winner says he is going to quit betting.
The announcement of your first-ever mega jackpot winner came only days immediately after SportPesa unveiled its agreement with Spanish top rated flight, La Liga. Since commencement, the business has entered into sports improvement such as partnerships with English Premier League clubs Arsenal and Southampton to train young local football talent and coaches.
The betting company says it is determined to ensure Kenya qualify for the World Cup in 2022. In the beginning in the 2016/17 season, SportPesa became the first African brand to secure a shirt sponsorship with an EPL club once they signed Hull City Tigers.