A former parliamentary aspirant is the latest SportPesa Mega Jackpot winner in Kenya.
Cosmas Korir unsuccessfully vied for the Konoin parliamentary seat in Bomet County, losing to Hon. Brighton Yegon.
Cosmas correctly predicted all of the 17 Mega Jackpot matches, bagging a cool Ksh.208,733,619.
Other Kenyans were also lucky to bag Mega Jackpot bonuses as follows:
- 16 correct predictions, Ksh. 11,628,589 each.
- 15 correct predictions, Ksh. 487,756 each.
- 14 correct predictions, Ksh. 101,004 each.
- 13 correct predictions, Ksh. 12,691 each.
- 12 correct predictions, Ksh. 4,249 each.
Betting enthusiasts anxious to know if the 20 percent tax on betting winnings will apply to the latest winners were quick to seek clarification from SportPesa.
The company responded in a tweet saying deductions on current winnings won’t be implemented pending clarification.
Korir is now the the third Kenyan to win the SportPesa Mega Jackpot after Gordon Ogada who won Ksh.230 million and Samuel Abisai who bagged Ksh.221 million.
The government will deduct Ksh. 42 million from Korir’s winnings. This after implementation of the 20% tax on betting winnings.