An engineer from Edo State, Mr Sidney Osahon, 35, who won the ‘Give ‘n’ Take N20m National Jackpot Bonanza, said his landlady almost ejected his family hours before he won the lottery.
Osahon, who disclosed this at a news briefing organised by Give `n` Take National Lottery in Abuja, said he was threatened by his landlady on his way to claim the prize.
He said that his family was being threatened by his landlady before he received the call that changed his life.
He said, “We couldn’t pay our rent and we were almost thrown out of our house.
“My landlady gave us quit notice. As I was coming out to claim my prize, she sent a text message that she would soon be in the house to give me a showdown.”
Osahon revealed that he had been playing the Give `n` take National lottery from the beginning in June 2017, but just got lucky now.
“Last Sunday, while watching the jackpot, I saw my ticket number, I was in tears, I told God that I was tired of embarrassment of rent and I am moving into my house.
The interesting thing about this win is that there was another bonanza draw, which I did not win. But the person who won apparently did not show up to pick his ticket.
“What this means is that if the person had shown up, I wouldn’t have been the winner; but God just got it for me. Today, I am twenty million naira richer.
“The whole thing is like a dream, but I am living that dream. I say a big ‘thank you’ to Give ‘n’ Take national lottery; they have changed my life for good. Now, I am a landlord,” he said.
In his address, Jolly Enabulele, Managing Director, Give ‘n’ Take National Lottery, said the N20m lottery prize from available records is the biggest in the history of lottery in Nigeria
He added that a winner emerged for the N20m bonanza of National Jackpot after 29 weekly rollover.
“Today, we are bold to inform you that so many millionaires have been made in this lofty venture of giving back to the society through lottery business and good causes.
He noted that the bonanza was done to reward the loyal players who trusted the brand and identified with it since its inception in June 2017