The winner, Samuel Abisai, who was unveiled on Tuesday in a red-carpet ceremony at the Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi, won the mega jackpot after correctly predicting all the 17 games.28 year old Samuel Abisai correctly predicted 17/17 games in last weekend’s mega jackpot, walking away with a coveted Kshs. 221,301,602/= !!
It is one of the biggest payouts in African history.
For sure, SportPesa is not joking when they say they are “made of winners” and that they are making millionaires one at a time. What is currently the largest bookmaker jackpot ever won in Africa is now a title that SportPesa can claim after a lucky winner predicted 17 out of 17 games correctly, winning the unimaginable amount of money, Kshs. 221,301,602/= (about $2.14 million).
SportPesa took to social media to make the announcement, with Twitter going crazy with reactions soon after.
One lucky Kenyan has just won the biggest jackpot ever!
— SportPesa (@SportPesa)
On Monday, SportPesa said the winner placed Sh200 on two mega jackpot picks of Sh100 each and by the time the company called him, he had realised that he had won and was already celebrating.
Yesterday the lucky punter recieved a rather 221 mill call.
“The consumer had realised that something monumental was in the offing as soon as the French top flight Ligue 1 clash between Dijon FCO at home to Bordeaux ended 0-0 as they had predicted,” SportPesa said in a statement.
The winner, having been assured of a big windfall, left home to join his best friend at a joint in the outskirts of Nairobi before the last two games of the week’s jackpot — the North London derby pitting Tottenham Hotspur against Arsenal and the Italian Serie A clash between Inter Milan and Napoli — were played.
“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,” SportPesa said.
SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri personally called the winner who was at that time still having a drink with his friend.
“The CEO advised the winner, who was screaming, to end his night out, to which he said, ‘I’m going home right away,’” the statement said.
The announcement of the first-ever mega jackpot winner came only days after SportPesa marked another milestone when it unveiled its agreement with Spanish top-flight La Liga.
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.
Some Twitter users even went ahead to give a breakdown of what the amount can do in Kenya, with some of them predicting how the winner’s life would change.
Two months ago, two Kenyans won a Sh62 million bonus in the SportPesa mega jackpot.
Quinter Chemei Nimo and Julius Kerich shared the amount after correctly predicting the outcome of 16 out of 17 matches.
The luck struck winner, Samuel Abisai, was this morning picked up from his humble residence along Thika Road in a limousine. However the limo had a difficult time navigating through the area’s no-conducive terrain.
Abisai received a royal treatment inside the state- of-the-art limo while being chauffeured all the way to the Carnivore Restaurant (Langata Road) for the main event which is the unveiling ceremony.
The betting firm is set to unveil two jackpot winners: Mr. Samuel Abisai who landed the Ksh.221 Million mega jackpot and a second winner Mr. Ahmed Ali who bagged the Ksh.41 Million jackpot.
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