Sports Betting: Ghanaian wins GHc990,650 (over $213,000)

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A Ghanaian better has won 990,650 cedis (over $213,000) jackpot after placing a bet on 15 matches across Europe’s top flight football leagues.

Kwame Fosuhene placed a 4 cedis ($0.85) bet on the games with the Betway Ghana agency. His win is historic as it is the biggest sporting jackpot in the country’s history.

When he was contacted by the betting agency he said, “I don’t know how to feel right now but it happened very fast! This is just like a dream ooooh. I’m still dreaming. I can’t believe I have this prize…but I have won it though and right now I’m the happiest man on earth.”

Betway confirmed that plans were underway for Kwame – who lives in Ghana’s second biggest city of Kumasi, to receive a one-off payment later this month. They added that he will be offered a financial planner to advise him.

His winnings could have risen to over $340,000 if his final bet was recorded. But he didn’t play in the Chelsea – West Ham game on Monday night.

The leagues he placed his bet on included the English Premier League, The Spanish La Liga, the Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga and French Ligue 1.

Betting companies have been operating in Ghana in the recent past. The heightened interest of most Ghanaians in Europe’s top leagues has given their operations a boost. Most of these betting companies have televisions that screen LIVE matches of these games.