Sidney Osahon, a 35-year-old software engineer is now thanking his stars after he emerged the winner of the sum of N20m in the Give ‘n’ Take national lottery jackpot in Abuja.
The indigene of Edo State who revealed that he was contemplating selling his mother’s landed property in the Federal Capital Territory said he received the good news moments after his landlady threatened to evict him from his apartment.
Osahon said he had prayed to God to make him a landlord following his struggle to pay his house rent moments after his landlady sent him an SMS threatening fire and brimstone over arrears in rent when he received the good news.
He said; “I owed my landlady a few months’ rents and she had been threatening to evict me. In fact, the day I received the news of my win, she had sent me an SMS in the morning that she was coming for a showdown over the arrears of rent.
“My mother was saying maybe we should sell her parcel of land in Abuja and use part of the proceeds to settle the rent, but I felt that was not a progressive thing to do. So, I prayed to God that I am tired of paying rent and that I would like to move into my own house, and God did it for me; I am now a landlord,” Osahon said jubilantly.
The lucky lotto winner said his mother doubted the good news when he told her he had won the sum of N20 million.
“When I told her that I had got the money to build my house, she didn’t believe it. She said, ‘I would faint’.”
Reacting to Osahon’s win, Jolly Enabulele, the Managing Director, Give ‘n’ Take lottery said from available records, the software engineers cash out is the biggest lottery prize in the history of lottery in Nigeria.
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