Quinter Chemei Nimo, a 23-year-old mother of two from Masindet village in Mt Elgon Sub County has won Ksh 31,002,159 Sportpesa jackpot after she predicted the outcome of 16 out of 17 games correctly.
Esther Kang’ethe of Sportpesa presented a dummy cheque to Quinter Chemei Nimo at Masindet village in Bungoma on March 15, 2017.
Esther Kang’ethe presenting the dummy check to Quinter Chemei Nimo
While telling her story, Quinter revealed that she is still a student studying supply management at Eldoret College of professional skills.
Consequently, Quinter was unable to pay her fees at the college and this has made her miss most of her classes. She said she once borrowed Ksh 100 from her father and used her friend’s phone to place a bet in the Sportpesa jackpot.
Quinter is the second woman to have won a huge sum from the jackpot after a businesswoman Elimah Khanaitsa won KSh 22 million in January 2016.
Her friend also scooped Ksh 1.9 million following the bet she placed over the weekend.
In a statement, Quinter said:
“After my friend had won Ksh1.9 million, I checked and saw that I have won Ksh31 million and I couldn’t believe it.”
”My father was so hesitant when i told him about the win. He then asked my to withdraw KSh 50 to test if it was true.”
Quinter said she was introduced into Sportpesa by her friend who had won and she started betting since July last year. She also added that she started betting with Sh50 and the highest she has bet was Sh100.
When she was asked what she will use to money to achieve, Quinter said she would first complete her education because it will help her in the future. After which she would know what else she wants to do with the remaining amount of money.
Kester Shimonyo, chief marketing officer of Sportpesa advised that betting should be a hobby and not a full-time job.
“People should only bet with a little amount of cash. I am happy that Sportpesa is changing lives,” he said.
Shimonyo further added that they are ready to give the winners legal and financial advisors that will help them manage the money and save them from exploitation.