February 1, 2021
By: Mercury International PR Department
Mr Tamba (full name withheld) becomes not only Mercury International biggest ever Online Betting winner but also the country’s first biggest lottery winner by scooping away a whopping sum of Four Hundred and Nineteen Million Leones (Le 419,000,000) in online football betting.
The history maker, turns a multi-millionaire, after staking a bet of One Million Leones (Le 1,000,000) from his voucher bought and staked a bet for thirteen (13) teams in the Mercury-Online fixture ‘Long List’ during the weekend’s fixture.
The teams; PSV Eindhoven, Aston Villa, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Monaco, Juventus, Leicester City, Everton, SS Lazio, Athletico Madrid, TSG Hoffenheim, Reims and Olympic Lyon all produced the sum of 419, 000, 000 for the luckily Mr Tamba.
Receiving his prize at the Company’s headquarter at Krootown Road in Freetown, Mr Tamba said, he was relaxing at his house when he developed the urged to play, after losing the first ticket.
“It’s was like, something kept telling me to play again and I decided to buy the voucher. Luckily for me, someone assisted me to choose the teams, but the individual was very skeptical about me betting for all the 13 teams. I told him that I believe in the teams because there was a conviction in me. He even advised me to reduce the money, but I said no and went on with my conviction,” he narrated.
The teams gave me 335 points which was supposed to be Le 335,000,000, but the good thing about the online betting is that, the app gives you bonus of which I was given a bonus of 83 points, and after adding all the points, it ended up giving me 419 points which is the 419,000,000.”
The Multi-Millionaire further stated: “I can’t believe this, as I’m still emotionally down and loss of words. Indeed, we have to believe in God and pray for his blessings to win such a huge sum of money.”
The luckiest winner, also revealed that he has been a regular customer and it was not the first time for him to win from the online betting, adding that, this is the latest win he will always remember in his life.
He advised customers to persevere when playing Mercury International product because there is time for every purpose.
The Chief of Operations, Mr Joseph Herb congratulated the winner for such an unusual win and stated that he was very excited to see another Sierra Leonean winning such a huge amount of money.
He said winning such a massive amount is the dream of every customer and therefore referred to Mr Tamba as a very lucky fellow, and hope he utilizes the money for better use.
In March 2019, one Mr. Sesay became the first customer to win such a whopping sum in the company’s Online Betting. The 35 year old Sierra Leone hit his prime and walked away with Le222,652,220 (Twenty two million six hundred and fifty two thousand two hundred and twenty two Leones) a record winning since the inception of the product.
A (Le20,000) Twenty thousand Leones voucher with 25 teams at stake via the online betting fixtures provided a life changing situation for the 35 year old.