A lucky Kenyan, Samuel Abisai has won more than $2m (£1.5m) for correctly predicting 17 football matches in a competition run by betting company SportPesa. The payout is set to be one of the biggest in Africa. The winner will be unveiled at an event in the capital, Nairobi.
A statement from SportPesa says its CEO Ronald Karauri called the winner who was already celebrating:
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’. “
It also said the winner placed $2 on two mega jackpot picks in which he had to predict the outcomes of 17 games selected by SportPesa.