Lady Luck sprinkled her fairy dust on a lucky punter; Melvin Chike Ekpe who became the biggest ever winner in sports betting history in Nigeria winning ₦27.3m from Nigeria’s leading sports betting brand; Surebet247.
The 30-year-old man who hails from Isu Local Government Area of Imo State has been an avid bettor for over three years. His winning bet comprised of 16 games all with options of Over 2.5 goals & was played with a ₦100 stake (Ticket Code: 201477201000001754).
A very emotional Melvin who is a salesman by profession expressed a desire to better his lot with his huge winnings & when asked about how he came about picking the games which have brought him fortune, he smiled & said it was down to his knowledge of football acquired over an extended period of time as well as lady luck.
The new millionaire also made a pledge to use a part of his winnings to give back to the less privileged in his community by constructing boreholes & donating equipment to selected higher institutions.
Surebet247’s Chief Operating Officer, Olasupo Badmos, said when interviewed:
“Surebet247 is Nigeria’s most trusted bookie when it comes to paying winnings on time & in full. We have built a reputation based on prompt payments which has been acknowledged by our punters/agents. This is an area of strength we intend to keep building on.”