Nicholas Kiplangat, a police officer from Kayole, has become a winner of KES 11,143,139 in the SportPesa Mega Jackpot, one of the highest-paying regional gaming industry jackpots. The 36-year-old made correct predictions for 16 out of 17 football matches, which allowed him to scoop the prize money. Unfortunately, he missed out on predicting the outcome of an English Championship match between Rotherham and Cardiff, which cost him the opportunity to win KES 291 million.
Kiplangat expressed his mixed feelings about the win, saying that he is happy to have won KES 11 million but also wished he had won the entire amount. He could hardly believe that it was just one match that made him miss out on the life-changing amount of KES 291 million, which he could have used to invest in several projects. Nonetheless, he plans to invest part of his winnings in building modest rental houses on his current piece of land.
Kiplangat is now among the fortunate individuals who have won significant amounts of money from the SportPesa Mega Jackpot. This jackpot runs every weekend, and correctly predicting all 17 games can earn one the overall jackpot amount, while bonus payouts are available from 12 to 16 correct predictions.
The SportPesa Mega Jackpot of KES 292 million, effective March 25, 2023, is yet to be won by anyone as no one claimed it last weekend.