A Lesos-based Electronics repairer yesterday joined the list of millionaires in town after bagging the Kshs 22,842,642 Million SportPesa Jackpot.
Shadrack Kitur was beside himself when he found out he had won the millions and had to wait till morning to digest the news as he had never imagined coming across that amount of money.
He even restarted his phone thinking it could be a software issue but the message remained and it dawned on him that he is indeed the newest millionaire in town after correctly predicting the outcomes of 13 football matches.
Kitur started betting last year but the highest amount he won was Kshs 2,000. He didn't give up hope and continued betting having saved to buy a smart phone.
Married with two children, Kitur says his wife has always supported his betting and ensures he does so responsibly.
"I normally place my bets after I close my shop which is mostly in the evenings," he said.
"I like the fact that SportPesa payouts are instant," he added.
Sportpesa advocates for responsible betting to ensure customers enjoy the experience in every aspect.
The new millionaire in town is a Manchester City fan.
Kitur plans to expand his business by importing more accessories, build a home as well as houses for rent to sustain his income.
SportPesa recently launched a USSD code to enable clients who have no smartphones or access to computers enjoy the benefits of playing on its platform for free.
The introduction of the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) will bring on board sports fans and gaming enthusiasts previously locked out of the SportPesa platform because they did not have smartphones and computers to access the site or app.