“I cannot explain the feeling at that moment. Immediately I saw the message, I showed it to my brother who asked me to send him Ksh2,000 via M-pesa,” quips Ochieng’.
Minutes later his joy was confirmed as he received a call from the Pambazuka National Lottery team informing him of his win.
Ochieng’ straightaway knew what he would do with the cash. The heavy load of seeking means through which he would get his loan’s monthly installment had been lifted. “From the win, I will easily pay two months installment and still have some change to put into savings,” he says with a grin.
Knowing that he was a whisker away from winning Ksh11 million mini-jackpot, he says he will continue playing as he aims to win not only the winning jackpot, but also the overall jackpot that currently stands at over Ksh100 million.