Blantyre resident Willard Kaphesi has won K21.8 million in sports betting with a stake of K150.
The 33-year-old, who is married with two children and operates a business in Machinjiri Township, predicted correctly results of 28 football matches last weekend to become an overnight millionaire and the biggest PremierBet winner so far this year.
Overall, he is the second biggest winner from Machinjiri Township after vegetable vendor Andrew Jordan earned K51 million also from a K150 stake last year.
After a symbolic cheque presentation in Blantyre, Kaphesi said he is happy to be one of the lucky winners and plans to invest his fortune into his business.
“I am a PremierBet agent in Machinjiri and with this fortune, I would like to start a big business. However, I am yet to decide on the type of business,” said the winner, who has been a betting agent for about a year.
PremierBet overall shops manager (South) Wells Mita said they are happy to have produced a big winner.
“We are happy because this shows that we are not bogus; it is possible for everybody to win in sports betting,” he said.
PremierBet brand ambassador Peter Fote advised the public to bet responsibly, saying people should not take it as a career, but as part of entertainment during their free time.