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 “Mercury International has played a significant role towards national development ranging from Sport, Education, Health, unforeseen circumstances  and fully adhering to it cooperate social responsibility in other areas.  This could be vividly seen in  the  role they’ve played  to support and help  volleyball become the most  enviable sporting  discipline  in the country”, Ahmed Khanou stated.

 

He  further advised the lucky and historic millionaire to not only spend the money wisely but also used it to generate more funds that will contribute towards national development.

 

In his statement, the Managing Director of Mercury International, Martin E. Michael pleaded with Mr. Kalokoh to utilize the money wisely and that he should not succumb to the  temptation of the festive season, as he further described  the  winning as  a life changing opportunity.

 

He as well intimated the  press  that Mercury has made a winning payout of over Le 4 billion from the start of December on to date.

 

“I will advise you to please use this money for your future and family benefit,” the MD said.

 

Chairman of Mercury International Charitable Foundation, Samir Hassanyeh also shared similar sentiment as the company’s MD and expressed delight over the fact that  the 4/50 Jackpot has made fourteen (14) Sierra Leonean millionaires since its inception in March this year; and  urged the historic millionaire to generate more income from the money won.

 

The luck winner, Abdul Abu Kalokoh, a civil engineer and teacher at Government Technical Secondary School  revealed that,  he has been playing Mercury lottery and football betting for over three years saying  he had a sleepless night after he noticed that he was the proud winner of such historic lottery amount.

 

With words of encouragement to other customers, the new millionaire, applauded Mercury International for the innovative idea of  introducing the Jackpot game, and also called on them to continue to exercise patience  as they play the Jackpot and all other products offered by the company. 

 

Despite winning the 4/50 Jackpot, Kalokoh also won an extra Le15, 000,000 from consolation 3 numbers and  football betting.

 

The 45-year old became the 14th winner of the Jackpot since the inception of the lottery game on 9th March 2016. Also,  a 10% NRA tax of Le24, 465,800 was deducted from his winning.

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