Michael Kanjanga, a small hands-on home builder from Chilomoni Township in Blantyre, became the second biggest winner in the Premier sports betting.
He took home a K1, 675,000from Premier Bet on Monday, four weeks after small-scale agro-dealer Dickson Kachulu from Kachere Township in the same city won K1.5 million.
Similar to the previous winner, Kanjanga also spent the minimum K200 and predicted results from 14 Barclays English Premier League matches.
“I tried playing several times but didn’t make it, now the dream came true. I count myself lucky to win this amount, I’m really excited,” Kanjanga expressed his joy.
He added: “This money will change my life. I plan to go back to school and continue with my education in construction; this is something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”
Kanjanga was not the only winner this week as two other Blantyre residents from Limbe and Ndirande won K1.1 million and K500,000, respectively.
Premier Bet operations director, Darren Glover, said it was pleasing to see the lives of average Malawians transforming through sports betting.
“It’s fantastic for our customers. It just proves that it can be done. You don’t have to spend fortunes for you to win. With only K200 and people are walking away with millions, we’re delighted,” explained Glover.
Premier Bet started its operations in Malawi seven months ago, and while indicating that the company has been facing various challenges, Glover said the firm was pleased with the sells made thus far.
Said Glover: “The business is yet to break even in comparison to our investment. Like any other business you don’t expect profits from the second you open doors, but we’re ahead of where we thought we’d be at this time, so from that aspect it’s very positive.”
Meanwhile, the sports betting company has unveiled plans to roll out community work in the areas of its operations later this year, as part of its corporate social responsibility.
With27 shops across Blantyre, Premier Bet provides employment to 200 Malawians. The company plans to expand its business by opening more outlets across the country before mid this year.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :