Petty-trader wins Mercury
International Le272M in football
By: Public Relations
Department, Mercury International.
middle-aged petty-trader residing in
East End of Freetown writes her name
on the history books football betting
in Sierra Leone after she becomes
Mercury International Company first
biggest, and highest individual
football betting winner in the county.
Mrs Sesay (other names withheld for
anonymity) became the Company's proud
winner after walking home with the sum
of Le 344,740,596 (approximately
US$35,138.5) taking home Le
US$27,753.8) after tax.
The punter describing her success as
"the realisation of a lifetime dream",
placed a total of Le 2,002,000 (Two
Million, Two Thousand Leones) bet on
10 teams under sets 15148.
She was, however, waiting for a single
Wolverhampton Wanders goal against
Man. City to land her life-changing
win and when the goal came, she can't
hold back but dance for join and later
joined by other family members.
"Winning this bet is the realisation
of a lifetime dream. I can't say much
but to go and deposit this cheque in
my account and ask God almighty for
his direction on how to spend the
cash," she said.
Mercury International Chief of
Operations, Joseph Herb, before
presenting the cheque said this is
history in Mercury Internationalís
football betting and in Sierra Leone
because it is the highest winning ever
in football betting. He added, "I want
to congratulate Mrs Sesay for this
life-changing win and advise her to do
what she wants to do with the money as
we wish to see more winners like her."
Mercury International Task-Force
Manager, Michael Capito Kargbo also
applauded Madam Sesay and advised her
to make the best out of her winning
adding that her winning is another
vivid example to all Sierra Leoneans
that Mercury International is her to
change the lives of people.
He said: "There are lots of options
for people to become a millionaire
through Mercury International; it
takes patience, determination and
Mrs Sesay winning saw her joined the
list of female winners, in July 2016,
Betty Hooks, also a middle-aged woman,
made history by becoming the first
female winner of the then Mercury
International 4/50 jackpot lottery.
Betty, a married woman, won Le 208
Also in June 2011, a group of guys
made history in the Football betting
after they won a huge sum of
Le103,250,100 in fixture set 3146.
They stake a bet of Le1m on set 3146
Elite Handicap (4-1, 6-2, 15-2, and
19-1) won Le 103,250,100.