Agnes Kinya is the latest KSh15 million jackpot winner with Kenya’s gaming firm Betika.
The 28-year-old teacher from Makindu correctly predicted 15 games with just KSh15, becoming the first woman to win Betika’s Midweek Jackpot.
Agnes, who is currently unemployed and sells chips to make ends meet, says she began betting in 2016 with no significant wins until she joined Betika where started registering a few periodic small wins that motivated her to continue trying different products and options provided by the platform.
“On 21st February, I picked my 15-game selection and, for some reason, I had a particularly good feeling about this bet. I even called my husband and told him to expect some good news!
“In the evening, I watched a few games and dozed off but woke up around 12:30am. When I checked my phone, I saw that I had correctly predicted all the 15 games!
“I quickly told my husband about the news and he thought I was just joking until he saw my bet slip. I could barely sleep for the rest of the night.
“From January, I have been placing bets every week, spending up to KSh100 every weekend and even though I registered some wins, I never won a huge amount. I did not give up because I love analyzing games and betting,” said Agnes.
As for her future plans, Agnes plans to build rental flats with the prize money to earn her family sustainable income.
Speaking during the handing over of the cheque, Betika Head of Business John Mbatiah expressed his delight over Agnes’ win.
“At Betika, we offer our customers a reliable gaming platform where they can bet on their favourite sport and enjoy great rewards.
“Agnes will walk away with KSh15 million but that’s not all. We have partnered with a credible financial advisory firm to offer her both financial and legal advice on prudent use of the money.
“We encourage all our customers to engage in responsible gaming as they continue betting on the sports that they love.’’