Twenty-eight-year-old Peter Byegon is the latest millionaire in the country after he correctly predicted the outcome of 16 matches out of 17 in last week’s SportPesa Mega Jackpot.
Byegon, who lives in Nairobi’s Uthiru area, won Sh36million as the jackpot’s bonus and says he only used Sh100 on the bet. “It has only been a few months since I was introduced to Kenya’s leading betting site SportPesa by my elder brother…..I have been trying my luck in the mega jackpot for three times and I am now happy to have got 16 predictions in the my fourth attempt,” he said.
He added: “I placed all the 16 bets randomly without any research and I only consulted my friend in the match between Manchester City and Arsenal and he advised me to bank on the former.”
This is the first time someone has come close to winning the mega jackpot since its inception at least four months ago. “I am very elated to have won at this time of festivities because I will do a lot of shopping for my family,” said Byegon who works at a cash wash.