A student of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), in Ogun State, Whetode James, has explained how he became a millionaire after staking N800 in the Winner Goldenbet.com.
According to the Nation newspaper, the 25-year-old won N1,115,780.70 with only N800 and he was presented a cheque of his money on Wednesday by Goldenbet.com Chairman, Mr Idowu Obasa.
Speaking with newsmen after he received the cheque, a delighted Whetode said he was lucky to have made his first millions from sports bet.
He however, stated that he regrets that he could have made over N2 million in the stakes but for a slight miscalculation.
* Whetode James, middle, being presented with a certificate of his sportsbet winning
"Ordinarily I was expecting to win up to N2 million but I got a wrong code and it reduced my chances. This is my third month of trying my luck in this stake. My brother introduced me to it and, ever since then, I have been playing. Before now, I played more of Premier Lotto (Baba Ijebu).
"Ever since I won, moving around has been difficult. People keep pointing at me and showing friends that I have won N1 million in the stakes. Then my parents have been excited. In fact, I will never forget today (Wednesday) and that particular Friday that I realised that I had become a millionaire," Whetode said.
Commenting on what he would use the money for, the winner said he would buy a plot of land in Badagry.
Obasa said he was excited that the organisation produce the first millionaire within few months of starting the business.