Rwandan wager nets a fortune for Munyakazi as he accurately predicts the precise scores of five games in the World Cup
Jean Claude GatoyaMunyakazi is a lucky man, and not just because he’s got a fabulous name. Winner of a Sports4africa jackpot of Rwf156 million from just a Rwf600 stake.
The 34 year old cattle trader who has long been interested in online sportsbooks collected his winnings from the Societe De Lotteries PariSportif (LPS) on Tuesday.
The Regional Director of the LPS, Jean Pierre Murama, hailed this as a landmark moment in Rwanda and in the African sports betting industry.
“We have generated millions in governmental taxes and have given millions to players since we began but Munyakazi’s case has amazed us.” He said.
Mr. Munyakazi was likewise a little amazed.
“I never thought LPS Rwanda would pay me such an amount of money.” He told local news sources.
Betting online in Africa
He needn’t have worried. Sports4africa provides online and land based fixed odds betting in Rwanda, Gabon, Zambia, Burundi, Cameroon and the Ivory Coast amongst others.
Whilst regularly taking bets on basketball, tennis and league football it has been the World Cup in Brazil that has stoked recent levels of interest with Mr. Munyakazi accurately guessing the final scores of five different matches.
He admits his new wealth will change his life with plans to both help his neighbors and local community as well as inject some of it back into his business.