35-year-old Sidney Chukwuweike Osahon from Edo, who won the ‘Give ‘n’ Take N20 million’ National Jackpot Bonanza, said his landlady gave his family quit notice hours before he won the lottery.
Mr. Osahon revealed this at a news briefing organised by Give `n` Take National Lottery in Abuja.
He said he was threatened by his landlady on his way to claim the prize.
“My mother is still alive, my father passed on last year. So we couldn’t pay our rent and we were almost thrown out of our house.
“My landlady gave us quit notice. As I was coming out to claim my prize she sent a text message that she will soon be at the house to give me a show down.
“Last week Sunday while watching the jackpot, and I saw my ticket number, I was in tears, I told God that I was tired of embarrassment of rent and I am moving into my house.
“The interesting thing about this win is that there was another bonanza draw the first one, I did not win. But the person who won apparently did not show up to pick his ticket.
“What this means is that if the person had showed up, I wouldn’t have been the winner, but God just got it for me. Today I am twenty million naira richer.
“The whole thing is like a dream but I am living that dream. I say a big thank you to Give ‘n’ Take national lottery; they have changed my life for good. Now I am a landlord,” Mr. Osahon said.
The unveiling ceremony started with a press conference at the company Corporate Headquarters in 25 1st Avenue, Gwarinpa Abuja.
Addressing journalists, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Give’n’Take, Jolly Enabulele said that many millionaires have been made through Give’n’Take operations.
Mr Enabulele said that the 20million naira prize is the biggest lottery prize win in the history of lottery in Nigeria.