Blantyre-based minibus conductor Mission John was all smiles on Wednesday when he won K20 million from Premier Loto’s newly-introduced game, Rapid Extra Numbers.
With a K200 stake, the 33-year-old picked a ticket with a lucky number that corroborated with the ultimate prize to become an instant millionaire and consequently quit his job.
“I am lost for words to describe my happiness and I cannot wait to buy my own commuter minibus and a house,” said John, who is married and has two sons.
Premier Loto marketing manager Sam Chibambo Jnr said they introduced the new game a fortnight ago and it acts as a perfect alternative to the popular sports betting, which has been affected by the postponement of sporting activities around the globe due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“This game has come at the right time when most football matches and sports events have been suspended as a result of the outbreak. As a result, people will not only focus on football betting, but this new game as well. We are proud to have produced a new millionaire,” he said.
However, Chibambo said the suspension of sporting activities in response to corona epidemic has negatively affected the company’s business as sales have dropped by at least 30 percent.