Mercury Int. To Dish Out Le 100 Million Extra bonus to Jackpot amount
By: Sahr Morris Jr. (Intern)
Mercury International Marketing Manager, Mr. Olubumi Kamara
Marketing Manager of Sierra Leone’s leading Sports betting and Lottery Company, Mr. Olubumi Kamara has on Thursday 20th October, revealed the reasons behind the company’s decision to dish out a whopping one hundred million Leones (Le 100,000,000) as extra bonus to the 100th edition 4/50 Jackpot lottery draw amount.
With current Jackpot prize at Le 50, 900,000 the company’s Marketing Manager said decision to add an extra bonus is in line to celebrate the 100 edition of the draw since the introduction of the Jackpot way back in March 2016.
He said: "During the 50th edition, we decided to introduce quiz competition backed by extra cash prize of Le100,000 plus the jackpot promotional items. Because we did such promotion during the 50th edition we decided to introduce a more advance promotion with the approval of the Managing Director, Mr. Martin Michael."
According to Mr. Kamara, the promotion will only last for just a single day-Wednesday October 26th which is the draw date to be held at the company’s Siaka Steven street office.
"This is another stride for us as a betting company not just to encourage more people to be part of the Jackpot game, but to also give Sierra Leoneans the opportunity to increase their chances of changing their lives to become millionaires," Mr. Kamara said and also revealed that since its inception, the company has produced a total of eight millionaires dominated by grassroots people.
"At the start of the Jackpot game, things were slow because people did not know much about it goodies, but since then we’ve seen lot of people emerging as winners especially the grassroot Sierra Leoneans. We’ve seen driver, tobacco seller, footballer, printer have all won over 50 million Leones and this has helped to not only change their lives but also their family.
"We are committed to improving the lives of Sierra Leoneans. In achieving this, the company is on the verge to introduce more products that will give opportunities to everyone to become proud winners of any of our products," the Sports betting and Lottery Company Marketing Manager said.
Mr. Kamara further revealed that the company will also foot the NRA bill on the Le100 million extra bonus prize adding that if more than a winner emerged, the money will be shared amongst them.