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Mechanic Valerian Massawe Wins Sh1.2 Billion Sportpesa Jackpot

A mechanic from Kiluvya, Coast Region in Tanzania has become the latest billionaire in town after winning TSh1.2 billion (equivalent of KSh 60 million) from betting firm, SportPesa.

36-year-old Valerian Massawe after correctly predicting 13 games in last week’s Jackpot matches, The Citizen reported.

Massawe was announced as the winner on Monday, May 16 by Sport Pesa’s board of directors chairman, Tarimba Abbas.

“It is my great pleasure on behalf of the company to announce to you that Florian Valerian Massawe is the official winner of our Jackpot winning Sh1.2 billion,” he said.

He added that the company has already made the payment to the winner.

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Abbas noted that Massawe is the first person to win more than one billion in cash prize since the company started its operations in Tanzania in 2017.

“It has been 14 months since announcing the last winner of the Jackpot who he led our Jackpot to grow rapidly to Sh1 Billion as it is the first time in the history of Tanzania,” he said.

He said the cash has already deposited in Massawe’s SportPesa account and they are following the procedure to hand over to him.