(Last Updated On: May 7, 2018)
It looks like Ksh230 million was not enough for Gordon Ogada, the second man to win the mouth watering Mega Jackpot back in February. He claims that currently he doesn’t have any of the money since he has already spent it all.
“There is a misconception that I am moneyed ever since I won more than Sh200 million. Truth is that I don’t have the money. I know it’s hard to believe,” he says.
So where did the money go?
“It’s been five months since I won the money. I put virtually the whole amount into long-term investments. I don’t have money just floating like many people want to believe. I am broke most of the time,” Gordon told The Nairobian.
“The many investments drained me,” says the man who correctly predicted 17 matches to scoop the famous Sh230, 742,881 courtesy of SportPesa.
He didn’t most of that money on himself only. He also gifted some large amounts to his relatives and friends.
“I built houses for my parents in the village. Today they have a roof over their heads. I bought a few cows too,” he says.
Adding: “After this kind of spending. I honestly feel embarrassed because sometimes I don’t even have a dime. I am no longer able to help my friends and relatives financially. They think I have loads of cash, when, in real sense, I don’t have a money floating,” he said.
Many would most definitely expect him to always have money since not many people would earn Ksh230 million in their lifetime.
“I bought a few property here and there. All these cost millions. I’m literally drained,” said Ogada, “I bout a house here in the city and a few cars, besides other investments here and there.”
When asked how much he is worth at the moment, he said:
“I can only count my properties for now. I don’t have money seating somewhere. That alone worries me at times. It is especially difficult convinsing relatives and friends that I don’t have money in my pockets. They don’t understand. No one seems to understand. But I do, and that’s what matters for now.”
Gordon has never stopped betting despite having enough money to last him a lifetime.
“I have intensified my football match analyses in a bid to win another jackpot. This time round, I will be more responsible with my spending,” he said, adding: “I have no immedite plans of stopping. I hope to win again someday.”