The Winning Irony of Numbers
Lotto’s 114th draw, the second of December, on Wednesday December 7th 2016 saw Mwanaisha Bakari, become the second big draw winner in December, winning 1 million shillings, by matching two numbers 15 and 34 against the draws winning numbers 35,15,10,31,47,34 (7), by during Wednesday night’s Lotto Live show.
With Mwanaisha’s win having occurred on Wednesday December 7th, passionate numerologists would adamantly advocate that her good fortune was as a result of Lucky Number 7. This however is far from the truth that saw Mwanaisha’s providence come from the number 2. Two attempts at playing Lotto and two calls from Lotto to receive news of her good fortune at home with her family.
Born in pre-independence Kenya in 1950, the 56 year old Sagana resident has seen the country transform through many stages of political leadership and ups and downs. It was through these stages of the emergence and dynamic overhaul of Kenyan society that Mwanaisha met and later married her husband in Mombasa in 1982, where they worked and lived for a substantial portion of times.
Despite her time in Mombasa being decades removed from the present her Mombasa Swahili accent, a hallmark of her time there, emerged jubilantly in her voice as how this win would further reshape her history.
Her story, which was impacted by her Lotto draw win, but had already been solidly established by her own terms, in pursuit of a happy livelihood and family development. With her husband they relocated to Kirinyaga, and it is here through her work as a nursery teacher alongside her veterinary office husband, that they built and established a fully furnished home in which they raised their four children to adulthood.
In light of this when asked what she what she would do with the winnings, she exhibited no impetuous desire to buy unnecessary trappings, fully satisfied in her current state of circumstances, doing local business as a fruit Vendor. This enterprise was a dynamic change from being a nursery teacher, but a change necessitated by a transfer request that would have taken her away from her family
This caused her to resign and seek a new opportunity through fruit vending. The same openness to change is why she, instead of over indulging herself in material items, seeks to build economic rental units within the economy, as a means to build a legacy estate and support housing within the local community. A further sign of her practical and pragmatic nature, which she had also applied to playing Lotto without going overboard, representative of the responsible gaming culture Lotto advocates.
With taking a page from Mwanaisha’s own book, Lotto with any ticket purchased during the month of December, gives every player through December 2016, a chance at 2 Christmas Super Power draws, within the following order. The 10 million on December 17th 2016 and the 100 Million guaranteed power draw on Dec 31st 2016 to ensure many Kenyans and two big winners end the year on a high note leading int0 2017
First is the KES 10 million Christmas Power draw set for December 17th 2016 that will also see the multi millionaire winners from Lotto’s draws go from six to seven and beyond.
There again goes lucky number seven. However without having to overly rely on luck, any ticket purchased between now and December 31st also gives every customer entry into the regular draws, and a free entry into the super power draws.
THE GROUNDBREAKING 100 MILLION GUARANTEED POWERDRAW which was launched on November 30th and which will take place DEC 31ST, is the single largest guaranteed jackpot ever to be paid to an individual Kenyan.
This definitely makes Lotto not bad for fifty shillings, and a minute of time. Lotto this year so far has seen 1,237,672 winners and wants to increase your chances at the Christmas Super Power draws.
So as a possible means to add your number to the number of winners, Lotto has 3 Ways to win for only SH50. For Shs 50 each, every Lotto entry gets you 3 huge jackpot opportunities, where you could:
- Win you up to Shs 100 Million if you get 6 plus the bonus number in our bi-weekly, Wednesdayand Saturday draws
- Make you the single guaranteed winner of the Sh10million Christmas Power draw
- Make you the lucky Kenyan who walks away with Sh100million Tax FREE on December 31stin the record breaking, New Year Super Power draw
Dream Big this Christmas and play for a chance at a record breaking Shs 100 million win on the December 31st to guarantee an amazing 2017.You never know…
The Winning Irony of Numbers
LOTTO draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:00 pm during the Lotto Live Show on KTN and K24.
There are three easy ways to play:
- Get an Auto-picked Lucky Numbers: Send KES 50 to Pay Bill Number 777000, Account Number: Win
- Pick your own Lucky Numbers: SMS the word LOTTO to 79007 and follow instructions
- Play Online: Go to mylotto.co.ke and follow instructions
LOTTO is serious about making a difference where it matters, through the Lotto Foundation which has given over KES 150 million, to causes and initiatives close to Kenyans’ hearts.
LOTTO is operated in Kenya, by Oxygen8 East Africa Ltd. under license number 1095 issued by the Betting Control & Licensing Board (BCLB).
LOTTO draws are done under the supervision of the BCLB, using a Random Number Generator (RNG) internationally-tested and certified by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI). GLI is a global leader in the provision of testing and certification services to most of the world’s leading lotteries and is trusted by regulators in more than 475 jurisdictions worldwide.