Record: 1st Ugandan wins shs1bn in betting, smashes Fortebet’s records


STRANGE BUT TRUE: He won shs1bn only. Courtesy photo.

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Kampala—11, December 2020: What a win? It’s so amazing to win! Uganda’s betting history has been rewritten after first Ugandan hit the highest win ever on a single ticket No. 3033712614769999 worth UGX1 billion.

You may have seen very big bet winners but none of them is a match to this breath-taking, exactly Uganda shillings 1 billion ‘bang’.

This win now whitewashes Uganda’s top five wins: UGX632,000,000, UGX500,000,000, UGX424,889,280, UGX408,980,448 and UGX308,491,744 that had stood in positions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively.

Most interestingly, all these top six winners won with Fortebet.

His bets were on 1 (home wins), 2 (away wins), both teams to score (Yes) and (X2) (away team to win or draw) with simple odds like 1.36, 1.41 and the highest being 2.22, 2.48 and 2.68.

This UGX 1,000,000,000 winner received his money on Wednesday at Fortebet head office in Kampala, the betting company said in a statement to TND Sports.

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In an exclusive interview with Journalists, the winner, who is a farmer, said: “This is the first time I am winning. I have come very near to winning this billion by three (3) times; losing by 1 or 2 teams. I am happy my long term dream has come true.”

On what he is going to use the money for, the winner noted that: “I am first going to relax for some time as I plan for what to do with it.”

The winner with his cash given to him by one of the Fortebet officials. Courtesy photo.

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