Sierra Leone’s fastest growing sport-betting and lottery house, Mercury International at Siaka Stevens Street, yesterday paid over Le 100 million to winners of its sport betting game.
Elated, Abubakarr Mansaray aka ‘kromite’ who is one of the lucky winners of yesterday’s result said to Awoko, “I’m so happy,”
Speaking to Awoko at the premises stairway exit, after counting his Le 1.2 million winning prize, Kromite said, “I only bet few tickets I am so happy because pray day is around the corner, and this wining is unexpected,” he said.
Mercury International official, Mr Dan Kamara explained, “today we received over 300,000 winning tickets and we have paid over Le 100 million instant cash.”
Since the start of the Premiership, Italian, Spanish and Champions league, he explained, “we have paid for 5,000 tickets worth over Le 200 million.”
He explained that “Customers bet with as little as Le 500 only to garb million of Leones, after betting,” he said.
The hi –tech betting house which started its operations early last year, has two major shareholders ‘Editech Lottery’ and ‘Max Barnard’, while the rest of the shares are owned by Sierra Leoneans.