Petty-trader wins Le272M from football betting
A young biker residing around Freetown on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, became the second biggest winner of Mercury International new Rapid Number Game.
Mrs Sesay (other names withheld for anonymity) became the Company’s proud winner after walking home with the sum of Le 344,740,596 (approximately US$35,138.5) taking home Le 272,290,000 (approximately US$27,753.8) after tax. The punter describing her success as “the realisation of a lifetime dream”, placed a total of Le 2,002,000 (Two Million, Two Thousand Leones) bet on 10 teams under sets 15148.
She was, however, waiting for a single Wolverhampton Wanders goal against Manchester City to land her life-changing win and when the goal came, she can’t hold back but dance for join and later joined by other family members. ”Winning this bet is the realisation of a lifetime dream. I can’t say much but to go and deposit this cheque in my account and ask God almighty for his direction on how to spend the cash,” she said.
Mercury International Chief of Operations, Joseph Herb, before presenting the cheque said this is history in Mercury Internationals football betting and in Sierra Leone because it is the highest winning ever in football betting. He added, “I want to congratulate Mrs Sesay for this life-changing win and advise her to do what she wants to do with the money as we wish to see more winners like her.”
Mercury International Task-Force Manager, Michael Capito Kargbo also applauded Madam Sesay and advised her to make the best out of her winning adding that her winning is another vivid example to all Sierra Leoneans that Mercury International is her to change the lives of people. He said: “There are lots of options for people to become a millionaire through Mercury International; it takes patience, determination and perseverance.”
Mrs Sesay winning saw her joined the list of female winners, in July 2016, Betty Hooks, also a middle-aged woman, made history by becoming the first female winner of the then Mercury International 4/50 jackpot lottery. Betty, a married woman, won Le 208 million. Also in June 2011, a group of guys made history in the Football betting after they won a huge sum of Le103,250,100 in fixture set 3146. They stake a bet of Le1m on set 3146 Elite Handicap (4-1, 6-2, 15-2, and 19-1) won Le 103,250,100.