By Walter Odhiambo
A Bomet teacher is Sh10 million richer this week after winning Lotto’s Easter Power Draw.
KipngenoKoech, 39 and a resident of Bomet County was surprised by news of his win and the surprise visit to his home later by Radio Maisha presenter Mshamba and the Lotto road team.In the company of his wife and a one-year-old daughter, Kipngeno happily welcomed Mshamba and the Lotto team into his home, dancing and sharing traditional milk, mursik.
Mr Kipngeno has been a primary school teacher in Bomet County for years, specialising in science and English. He has passion for education and says he understands the value of laying a strong foundation in the youth today for the sake of a better tomorrow.
Besides education, MrKipngeno is a serious farmer, growing tea in an expansive farm, which Mshamba and the Lotto team had a good time touring.
He credits education for what he has achieved, hence his interest in educating the youth in Bomet County
He told The Standard he would consult with his wife at length before putting the money to use, though he has been thinking of pursuing a PHD in Education and Administration at the Maasai Mara University.
MrKipngeno becomes the second Easter power draw winner since Lotto’s inception.
KipngenoKoech’sSh10,000,000prize win was accompanied by the other winners of the night;HiriamNjugunaNguyo (Sh250,000), and JefreesNandwa (Sh100,000). Peter Nyabera, Janet Esther Idoli, Lewis Mbogo, David KipkuruiNgeno, Joseph GitongaGatambia, William MwanikiWanaiya, and Lucy Wanja, each won Sh50,000.
The day after MrKipngeno’s win,ShadrackAdede became the 9thSupa Sunday winner and Lotto’s 147th millionaire taking home Sh1,000,000.
The Lotto’s 151st draw brings the total number of LOTTO winners to 1,743,239 with 19,488 winners coming from Lotto’s 151stdraw alone. With the latest draw, including Supa Sunday, the total number of Lotto millionaires stands at 147 and 17 multimillionaires since Lotto’s inception in November 2015.
The Easterdraw produced a total of 19,488 winners who were verified by the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) on live national television. The lowest amount won was Sh75.
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