Western Lotto Rewards N15m Jackpot Winner- My First Response was Shock, Says Winner
In an atmosphere of joy and boundless happiness, frontline gaming and entertainment company, Western Lotto Nigeria Limited today formally presented a cheque of N15m to the first winner of the jackpot on its platform, Miss Dorcas Nwagbara.
Nwagbara won in the Powerball draw on August 13. Powerball is one of seven international lottery games on the Western Lotto platform. The N15m prize is arguably the highest winning on any lottery in Nigeria.
An elated Miss Nwagbara, a microbiology graduate of the Imo State University and entrepreneur, said she was initially in shock when she received a call informing her of her win.
She stated, “As you can imagine, I am super excited. Friday, September 15, was one of the most exciting days in my life so far. I woke up that morning, and I did not even know that my name was everywhere. My name was trending.
“I then got a call from Western Lotto. Apparently, they had been trying to reach me all of Thursday, September 14. I had won the jackpot on Wednesday, September 13.
“Initially thought it was a call from one of the utility service providers and I was like “not again”. I picked up the call, and the next thing I heard was, “Congratulations! You won the N15million Powerball Jackpot. I was like, ‘Can you say that again’? The caller confirmed.
“I do not know what to say but to thank God. I just want to thank God, and I also want to encourage whoever is playing Western Lotto games to keep playing. I played up to 11lines the day I won. So, just keep playing. It would come.”
Western Lotto managing director Mr Yomi Ogunfowora said the company was as excited as the winner. “The win by Dorcas confirms our claim that our customers can win every prize on offer across all our games and that we would honour such wins”, Ogunfowora stated. He added: “As we celebrate Ms Dorcas Nwagbara, we believe her winning cheque of N15m will invite Nigerians to join us in a world of fun and hope for a better lifestyle.”
Western Lotto Nigeria Limited offers seven international lottery games under license from the Nigerian Lottery Regulatory Commission. The games are Powerball, Euro Jackpot, Lotto Race, Euro Millions, Mega Millions, Kashman and UK Lotto.
Ogunfowora said the company was committed to upgrading the lifestyles of customers. He added, that the company had given out winnings to 5260 players on its platform
It could be recalled that an undergraduate of Tai Solarin University of Education, Qadim Soyombo received a cheque of N500, 000 for his winning on August 28, 2017 while the company rewarded 414 eligible participants in the Mega Upgrade Promo with cheques of N50, 000.
Brand ambassadors of the company joined at the presentation were Olu Jacobs, Jide Kosoko, Kemi Afolabi, and Odunlade Adekola. Others were Paul Obazele, Tuface Idibia and Ramsey Noauh.
A licensee of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Western Lotto Nigeria Limited offers seven international lottery games on its online portal, www.westernlotto.com. It is committed to changing the landscape of gaming in Nigeria.