July 26th 2017

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Medical student wins Sh0.5 million Goma Lotto Easter draw

''I was sent home over college fees, the college could only send me to a medical facility for attachment after I had paid fees, my sister a high school student, was also in need of fees,'' he said at the cheque presentation ceremony at Monarch Hotel, Nairobi.

By David JagongoWednesday, 12 Apr 2017 16:59 EAT

George Ouma Olweny, a 24-year old student at the Kenya Medical Training College Kisii is the winner of the Goma Lotto Sh500,000 East Special Draw. Pic-Vincent Munga Olweny, a second year oral health student hailing from Oyugis, Homa-Bay County, today thanked the Almighy God for the victory that came at a time he was in financial straits.

''I was sent home over college fees, the college could only send me to a medical facility for attachment after I had paid fees, my sister a high school student, was also in need of fees,'' he said at the cheque presentation ceremony at Monarch Hotel, Nairobi.

He said his mother, a second hand clothes (mitumba) seller, also lacked the resources for clearing their fee balance. ''With this win I will solve these fee problems and boost my mother's business'', he said while receiving the cheque from Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier today.

Olweny  said he played the Lotto game many times without posting a major win, at one time he won Sh 68, but never gave up, he continued playing and will continue doing so ''because Goma Lotto is real.''

Goma Lotto, a lottery company that started operations in January, is also Gor Mahia Football Club's marketing partner. Among other plans, Goma Lotto plans to build a stadium-cum-football academy for Gor Mahia in Nairobi. This,Goma Lotto marketing and Communication Manager Agnes Owade, said is part of the firm's commitment to the development of football and youth welfare.

The Sh500,000 won by Olweny is the biggest Goma Lotto draw, since the launch of the betting company in January, There have been smaller prizes. Also at stake is  a bus. Also present at the cheque presentation ceremony was a Betting Control and Licensing Board official, Oluoch Ngicho.

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