Kenya’s newest millionaire, Joseph Baariu, could not hide his joy as he traveled a long way to claim his SportPesa Mega Jackpot bonus worth KSHs 3,140,758.
Baariu, who is a welder by profession, was grateful to the leading gaming platform for helping him achieve his dream of expanding the business that is his primary source of livelihood.
“I started playing two years ago on SportPesa, winning small amounts until now God has blessed me and enabled me to win this bonus.
“With this money I want to expand my business and buy a plot of land. All this would have not been possible without SportPesa,” he exclaimed.
He was accompanied by his life-long friend Sam as they traveled a long way from Meru to the SportPesa offices in Nairobi, where they came to claim their winnings.
Baariu is a staunch Arsenal fan in the English Premier League and despite the London club not experiencing any joy in recent years, he maintains that he does not miss a game every time they’re playing.
“I am grateful to have a friend like this who has brought me all the way to Nairobi to look for the SportPesa offices.
“My team is Arsenal and it has been for a very long time,” Baariu added.
Baariu maintains that he will continue to try for the mega prize and was quick to advise people to play responsibly, stating that he has always been happy with the instant pay out that he receives for his efforts.
“I have the morale to keep playing and I will continue until I can win the entire Mega Jackpot one day.
If indeed he wins the ultimate prize of the mega jackpot, he plans to start big businesses in his home town to give back to the society and provide opportunities to the people of his home.
“Thank you very much to everyone at SportPesa for this and I pray you continue to be like this because without you, there is so much that would not have been possible,” Baariu concluded.