February 12, 2018
A 26-year-old student from Sierra Rutile in Bonthe on Thursday, 5th February won the 307 edition of Mercury’s popular product (4/50 Jackpot Lottery), which was Le150,700,000.
As usual, after deducting the winner’s contribution to NRA, he was left with (Le126, 662, 000.
The presentation was done at the head office of Mercury in Bo City on 8th February by the branch manager, attracting large array of observers from the media, police and members of the public.
Presenting the whooping amount, branch manager Mahmoud Steve stated by welcoming all present and dilated a bit on the misconceptions about whether indeed Mercury pays it valued winning customers. He said the payment was a clear manifestation that Mercury has capacity to pay every winner and that they have always paid winners.
“Mercury has not only shown commitment in paying it customers but has been a 100% tax compliance company in Sierra Leone; we deduct 20% on winnings above Le10 million and 10% on winnings below Le10 million and pay on behalf of our revered customers to the National Revenue Authority,” he explained.
“Let me use this platform to assure the public that as a company we shall always continue to provide unrivaled and unwavering services to our valued customers. For us in Mercury, our customers are always assured of better quality and efficient service from us,” he concluded.
Receiving the amount, the 26-year-old, who decided not to reveal his identity, exhibited an uncontrolled emotion, citing the winning as a life-changing achievement that he had only dreamt of. He said he was among those who held the view that winning such an amount was unrealistic with Mercury International.
“I was one person who before now had a perception that all the winnings aired on radio and TV stations were not genuine. Today that has changed permanently, I will serve as an ambassador for Mercury, I will help in propagating Mercury from within my locality. I am extremely excited that God has destined me to win this money. I’m not better off than others, it is my turn today and could be your turn tomorrow,” he said.
When asked what he would do with the money, he replied that as a student intends to continue his education and explore business opportunities.