A BROAD SWEEP OF LE2.7 BILLION BY OVER 14 THOUSAND MERCURY COSTURMERS
January 23, 2017
Fourteen thousand two hundred costumers of Mercury International 5/90 lottery game on Wednesday 18th January 2017 registered the biggest winning in the history of lottery in Sierra Leone.
The whopping amount of Le 2.7 billion won from the Nongowa draw is said to be the highest payout ever to be made by any betting company in the country.
The 5/90 lottery draw stands out to be the most popular product from Mercury International which is played predominantly by market women and the aged.
It is expected that the fourteen thousand two hundred winning tickets could have an average winning of Le 200,000 each as the lucky winners turned out in most of Mercury payment centers across the country to collect their money hence their winning tickets are been validated.
The Managing Director of Mercury International Martin E. Michael described the winning as a great day for the company’s valued customers, saying that, “this happens to be the highest winning on the 5/90 lotto product since it inception; and that as a company we are happy to have such winnings from their esteemed costumers. As a company, we’ll ensure all our winning costumers receive their monies without any delay. In fact, we’ve started payments in all of our payment centers across the country”. the MD affirmed.
The Managing Director also boasted that as a company, they have a strong reserve to enable them make payments to their winning costumers at any time there is a big winning.” We will like to entreat the public that Mercury as a company is capable and also capacitated to do payout to future winners”. the MD assured.
The marketing manager, Mercury International Olu Kamara said “I am extremely delighted that costumers could win such a huge amount”, citing that this will motivate others to be part of Mercury games. Mr. Kamara also confirmed that he has deployed more staff to payment centers to help in ensuring costumers are paid without delay.
“We are encouraging those that are eighteen years and over, who are yet to be part of Mercury games to be part our games, because, with Mercury International they have life changing opportunity of becoming millionaires”. Olu admonished.
Mariatu Kargbo, a fish seller, joyously state that she is thankful to Mercury International for given her the opportunity to win such a huge amount after playing just Le 2,000.
“I’m happy for Mercury International for providing the platform not only for me but for thousands of other women out there that rely on Mercury for life changing moments like this. When I realized I have won this afternoon when listening to Radio Mercury FM 92.0, my daughter asked me if indeed Mercury is going to pay me; now that I have collected my money, am going to tell not only my daughter but other people who are of the feeling that Mercury is not real”. Mariatu Confessed.