.Photo: The Assistant General Manager, Winners Golden Bet, Mr Adedeji Beecroft (left) presenting a cheque of N1.7m to the winner, Mr Salaudeen AbdulAkeem. –
Mr. Salaudeen Abdulakeem, an Ikorodu-based computer engineer, is now a millionaire though he invested just N100!
Abdulkareem had placed a bet at an outlet of sports betting firm, Winners Golden Bet. His bet won him a staggering N1.7m. An ecstatic Abdulkareem, who has been a bettor with the company since its inception, said this is the first time he is winning big in the betting business.
Recalling the moments after he placed his bet, Abdulakeem said he fretted all through the first half of the game on which he bet, as it remained goalless. He had bet that Anderlecht would score first and hold on to the lead against Turkey’s Galatasary till the end of the half. It looked like his wish was not going to come true as the match dragged.
But a minute to the end of the half, the goal came-to his understandable relief. Asked what he intends to spend his winning on, the computer engineer said he will invest it in a business.
“I want to encourage other punters to come and bet at Winners Golden Bet because the percentage of the company’s is huge.
He thanked the management of Winners Golden Bet for keeping to the promise of prompt payment of winnings, saying he was surprised when he was called from the company to come and collect his cheque less than 12 hours after the match.