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Kenyan guard hits Sh1m Lotto jackpot

By Dominic Omondi | Published Mon, November 14th 2016 at 00:00, Updated November 13th 2016 at 21:16 GMT +3

A 45-year-old security guard is the latest Kenyan to join the millionaires' club after winning the Lotto Dabo Dabo Millionaire jackpot.

Alfred Atandi matched three of six balls to take home Sh1 million in the latest draw. The father of five attributed his good fortune to team work by involving his entire family.

"I have been playing since last year December just after Lotto launched and it was my family that kept me motivated to keep playing. I am thankful that they did," said Mr Atandi.

"My win was a family effort and just as the family that plays together stays together, we shall plan in the same way. With God's blessings and Lotto's Jackpot, I am considering moving back home and going into large-scale farming with my family," he added.

His win pushes the tally of Lotto winners to 1.1 million with 12,758 winners coming from the lotto draw alone. Over 100 people have joined the millionaire's club by playing Lotto since its inception in November 2015.

With Lotto Dabo Dabo Birthday Bonanza campaign, winners of a top tier jackpots (Sh1 million and above) during the month of November, get an extra Sh1 million. This will increase their winnings on New Year's Day. It will also apply to the winners of the daily draw who will also receive a second cheque of their winnings on January 1.