Ethiopian national wins over K639 million in Premier Bet football betting

By Chisomo Phiri

A 28-year-old Ethiopian national Temesgen Butamo,who resides at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa has won  a whopping K639, 386,189.26 million with Premier Bet football betting.

Butamo becomes the instant millionaire and the biggest winner in Premier Bet history in the country.

Speaking when receiving the cheque on Monday, the Ethiopian national, who won 54 million kwacha in 2018, vowed to continue gambling and expressed hope that he will win one billion kwacha before the premier league season ends.

The soft spoken new millionaire in town said he staked 300 hundred kwacha from 22 games of which 11 were premier league games.

He added that he will invest the money into agri-business while warning fellow players against irresponsible gambling.

“Im very happy, I thank God. Im doing my business in agriculture products with the money i won and i will expand the same,” he said.

On his part, Blantyre, Premier Bet Chief Executive Officer(CEO) Trevor Whitaker said he is excited for producing the biggest winner in football betting but also advised Malawians to gamble responsibly.

Premier Bet is the leader of Sports Betting and Lotto games in Malawi.