Engineer Sent Packing By Landlady Wins N20m Lottery
Mr Sidney Osahon, 35, Engineer from Edo, who won the ‘Give ‘n’ Take N20 million’ National Jackpot Bonanza said, his landlady almost ejected his family hours before he won the lottery.
Speaking to journalists on Thursday in Abuja, Osahon said he had been playing the lottery for some time, noting that his win came at the time his landlady was threatening to evict him.
He said, “I owed my landlady a few months’ rents and she had been threatening to evict me. In fact, the day I received the news of my win, she had sent me an SMS in the morning that she was coming for a showdown over the arrears of rent.
“My mother was saying maybe we should sell her parcel of land in Abuja and use part of the proceeds to settle the rent, but I felt that was not a progressive thing to do. So, I prayed to God that I am tired of paying rent and that I would like to move into my own house, and God did it for me; I am now a landlord,” Osahon said jubilantly.
He added that his mother doubted him when he informed her that he was now a millionaire, noting that she almost fainted on hearing the good news.
He said, “When I told her that I had got the money to build my house, she didn’t believe it. She said, ‘I would faint’.”
In his address, Jolly Enabulele, Managing Director, Give ‘n’ Take National Lottery, said the N20million lottery prize from available records is the biggest in the history of lottery in Nigeria
He added that a winner emerged for the N20 million bonanza of National Jackpot after 29 weekly Rollover.
“Today we are bold to inform you that so many millionaires have been made in this lofty venture of giving back to the society through lottery business and good courses.
He noted that the bonanza was done to reward the loyal players who trusted the brand and identified with it since its inception in June 2017.
He added that the cheque will be officially presented to him on Sunday, January 14 during the live National Jackpot Game show by the Director-General of National Lottery Regulatory Commission.