Nigeria’s leading lottery firm, Give’n’Take, has announced the winner of its N20 Million Jackpot prize.
According to Mr Jolly Enabulele, its Managing Director, it was Mr Sidney Chukwuweike Osahon, with ticket number 706431113814, who emerged the lucky winner of the sum of N20 Million naira National Jackpot Bonanza last week, after Week 29 Draw.
Speaking at the unveiling attended by officials of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, licensed lottery agents, Mr Osahon and others, Mr Enabulele said the ceremony was an affirmation of the transparent nature of the company’s operations.
Enabulele’s speech in full:
‘’The Give’n’Take National Jackpot, which we started officially on 25th of June, 2017 with N15m Jackpot prize has gradually ended with a winner of N20 Million emerging.
‘’I said this because a winner has emerged for the N20m Bonanza after Week 29 Rollover. The Jackpot Prize was not won by anybody after week 29 and in keeping to our promise of making someone to live his other dream by winning the star prize, Give’n’Take in consultation with the National Lottery Regulatory Commission decided to organized an end of year Bonanza of N20m with all tickets bought from October to December 2017 through a raffle draw. This was done to reward our loyal players who trusted our brand and identified with us since we rolled out in June 2017.
‘’With this achievement and record of highest amount of Jackpot winning in Nigeria, we have called you to be a part of this epoch making event.
‘’You remember that when 2017 National Jackpot year was launched and the official launch of the company, we invited you members of the fourth estate to inform you of our desire to make some Nigerians live their Dreams.
‘’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.
‘’One of these millionaires is Mr Sidney Chukwuweike Osahon with ticket number 706431113814 that emerged the lucky winner of the Whooping sum of N20 Million naira National Jackpot Bonanza last week after Week 29 Draw and he is here seated today.
‘’Mr Osahon, from our records, played the National Jackpot on 27th November, 2017 at 06:24:36 hours with the sum of 100 naira on our Web play and had his main National Jackpot stake numbers as 20-28-04-31-27 and Yobe state as his State Powerball and in the course of this press briefing, he will tell you his story.
‘’The N20million lottery prize from available records is the biggest lottery prize win in the history of lottery in Nigeria.
‘’The National Jackpot Bonanza winner we are unveiling today emerged after a total of over 17300 tickets bought from 1st October 2017 to 7th January 2018 were pulled together in electronic draw, televised on NTA and WAP TV and Greetings 105.7 FM and all our social media platforms.
‘’Apart from Mr Osahon, the N20million National Jackpot Prize winner over 25345 persons has won prizes at the Weekly National Jackpot Draw.
‘’It will interest you to know, gentlemen of the press, that a ticket with the drawn serial number 01210387804022282314 on 24th December emerged the first ticket to win the N20million Bonanza, but failed to come forward within 7 days to claim his/her winnings.
‘’That failure and in keeping with our avowed promise to ensure that someone wins the National Jackpot Prize, we held a second electronic draw after the Weekly Jackpot Draw, which then saw Sidney Chukwuweike Osahon joining the millionaires club with the sum of N20million.
‘’We came to this decision to hold a N20 Million Bonanza draw through automatic raffle when no winner emerged after 29 Week rollover.
‘’We notified National Lottery Regulatory Commission and maintained that it is designed to reward players who have been loyal to our brand and played the National Jackpot since 1st October to the end of 2017 Jackpot season and ensure that someone wins the Jackpot prize money before a new season.
‘’In our letter, we stated that a repeat draw will be done if within a week, no one claims the prize money and this process will be repeated until a winner emerges.
‘’Ladies and gentlemen, invited Guests, Give’n’Take Executive Directors and Management team, Gentlemen of the Press, it is my honor and approval of Give’n’Take shareholders to present Mr Sidney Chukwuweike Osahon as the winner of the 2017 Give’n’Take National Jackpot Bonanza prize of N20 Million.
‘’The cheque will be officially presented to him on Sunday, 14th January, 2018 during our Live National Jackpot Game show by the Director General of National Lottery Regulatory Commission.’’