Fortune smiled on 40-year old Osasebo Uwadiae at the weekend as he won Eleven million forty two thousand, four hundred and sixty naira (N11, 042,460:00) on the coupon of Nigeria’s leading sports betting company, Winners Golden Bet.
Mr. Uwadiae, who hails from Ofunegbe town in Ovia South West Local Government in Edo state, south-south Nigeria, said he played the coupon with the sum of N30,000.
According to him, “this is the second time I would play sports betting, and my choice has always been Winners Golden Bet coupon,” Mr. Uwadiae said at the corporate office of Winners Golden Bet in Lagos when he came all the way from Edo State to receive his jackpot.
An elated Mr. Uwadiae said winning the N11m was a miracle as he had been jobless since three weeks ago when his vehicle was out of use due to technical fault.
On how he would spend the jackpot, Mr. Uwadiae said he would judiciously invest the money in shares.
“I won’t use this money on my transport business, rather I will invest it in shares to get more money because I want to help poor people,” he said.
Mr. Uwadiae said he would like to show appreciation to his wife, Eki Esasebor, for standing by him; the chairman of Ovia-South West Local Government, Mr. Morrison Ogunrobo-Ovia; the paramount ruler of Ofunegbe town, Kingsley Ekwuogie; and others for their support during his hard times.
He, however, thanked the management of Winners Golden Bet for keeping to its promise of prompt payment of winnings.
“My profound appreciation goes to Winners Golden Bet for keeping to their promise of paying instantly. I never believe I could collect this money immediately I get to their office,” he said.