Journalist On The Spot!

Millionaire Robert in his best of moods

Mobile phones in Kenya are like bank accounts – some people keep all their savings on their phone – and fraudsters are trying to hack into them to steal the money.

Report by BBC in July 2018

It is for that reason therefore, on the night of 6th November, when Lotto presenters Beverly Nita & Mshamba Zebedayo made that 1.5Million winning call to Mr.Robert Anthony, he first had to step out of the house!

Aaah I was certain that was a Kamiti Max. Prison call

That was definitely a fraudster

confessed Robert in a wild laughter

It took an arm and a leg to convince the TV Technical Director that he was the first DANDIA MAMILLI – 1.5M Winner.

This November, Lotto embarks on a journey to make even more Millionaires topped up to the 470 recorded so far.

So – we look at making 30 Millionaires in 30 days in the Daily Draws,

There’s a van Toyota Hiace to be won and a guaranteed 1.5M every Saturday!

56 year old Robert Anthony Michael, resides in the cold slopes of Ngong’ Hills – Zambia to be precise.

Winner Robert & MCA Tricky during the evaluation

27 year old Sells Fish…

I have played for 5 years

Inaweza kuwa wewe. Utashinda kama mimi

Robert Antony’s advise – now convinced of the win

The journalist cum farmer can now cosily;

  • Invest back to his farm
  • Do some water Pipping

Congratulations sir!


1.5M To Fish Monger!

The newest Millionaire in town

Tricky ; Eiiish bachelor , sasa utapata bibi haraka very fast

Lawrence ; [laughs uncontrollably]

Judging at first sight Lawrence Otieno strikes like [flash back] that Chemistry teacher that you loved to repel – the stern one? Yes

It could be the Hard, harsh, or severe facials.

Once the interview kicks off the judgement is completely errored by a soft spoken easy man.

Along the Northern Corridor that links the Mombasa port to the Kenyan coast to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo we find Lawrence Otieno – at the Busia border – selling his fish – as is norm.

27 year old Lawrence Otieno only started playing Lotto this year and would then go head to make it a routine.

It is the night of October 25th that completely gave his emotions a turn around

I almost missed that golden call

I had just won myself a clean 1.5Million

narrated the excited fish monger

Lotto Mashujaa Jackpot comes to it’s peak – Producing 3 winners in a row.

  • Pius Maingi Mulwa – 1.5Million
  • Lilian Bukachi Elizabeth – 1.5Million
  • Lawrence Otieno – 1.5Million

Lawrence – being the youngest of the 3

The remaining prizes range from 1.5M to a brand new Toyota Hiace Van.

The bachelor first saw the Lotto Ads on TV – but it’s only upon witnessing his close friend play – that the drive came.

Lucky man!

He’s since won prize money of Ksh.400 before the Millionaire move.

I am definitely taking my fish selling business online

it got to grow

cited the Millionaire
Lawrence on receiving his cheque

Lawrence is quick to note that he will build his desired home and well … maybe get a wife now

[Tricky bursts into laughter]


Hope Kept On Lotto

Lilian Bukachi on receiving her 1.5M cheque


I kept hoping that one day I will win

Lilian started off the interview.

For a 54 year old business woman who’s been playing since the 2015 Lotto onset – one would’ve expected her to give up 6 years later. On the contrary!

At first glimpse, madam Lilian Elizabeth Bukachi strikes as a stern / aversed lady. Not the type to mess with – she however breaks the judgement with a;

”I’m so happy to meet Mshamba. I only see him on TV.”

I didn’t believe this win even on the Live call

only until Mshamba called my name

confessed madam Lilian

She’s accompanied to Nairobi’s Michuki Park by her 15 year old son – who by this hour we can’t catch sight of anywhere around the interview environs – common of teenages.

”He’ll just come by” brushes Lilian

Lilian Elizabeth Bukachi is Lotto’s Shujaa this October

She becomes the 2nd multi millionaire after Pius Mulwa Maingi

Driver wins a lot …

Born in Nairobi’s South C area, originally from Luanda – Western Kenya, currently habiting in Rongai area but with a permanent home in Eldoret – Soi – the mother & business woman can noticeably engage us on how Lotto has already changed her life with the particular win.

It is my first time to win such money

I’m motivated to now grow my business

Lilian on her plans

The 1.5 Million winner has an autistic son who she can now pay fees comfortably for.

She won with keyword K24 – maybe that’s a lucky charm – you can borrow it & wake up a millionaire. You just never know!

Lilian Bukachi posing next to the van grand prize

Congratulations Shujaa Lilian Elizabeth Bukachi!


Driver – First Shujaa Millionaire

Pius Mulwa Maingi posing with his 1.5M cheque

It is October – In Kenya – There are 2 Major Holidays

  • Utamaduni Day [10Oct] – We celebrate our different diversities
  • Mashujaa Day [20Oct] – We celebrate our heroes

At Lotto we decide on you – the Lotto player – to be our Shujaa

The Shujaa awards are as follows;

  • 9 Oct – 1.5Million
  • 16 Oct – 1.5Million
  • 22 Oct – 1.5Million
  • 30 Oct – Van Toyota Regius ace

As fate would have it – driver Pius Mulwa is finishing on the days work when he receives the winning call.

It is 10p.m albeit the curfew restrictions the 60 year old is struck so hard by the news that he just sits in the car shaking upon the unexpected change of events.

Pius you are first Mashujaa winner of 1.5Million!

announces Mshamba & Bev of the Lotto Live

“I was unsure/uncertain/unmoved/mixed with emotions.” confesses Pius

The Kibera based driver first heard of Lotto on radio & saw it on TV when he commenced on playing.

He’s since won Ksh.250/= four times on different winnings – making him get more reason to play.

Pius Mulwa on meeting Lotto presenter Mike Makori [right]

My wife is my Shujaa

I already gave her 100K of the money I won

cheekily revealed Pius Mulwa

Pius – who fathers his late sister’s orphaned kids – can now pay their fees comfortably, take care of all their needs, buy a plot & finally finish constructing his ongoing family home.

All the best Shujaa Pius Mulwa

Farmer receives second call after


NP300 Nissan To Kajiado

Grace Sopiato Ene Saningo in her brand new Nissan

Melody after melody resonated in the busy streets of Kajiado

It is the 2nd day of October . The grand FINALE of the LOTTO JUMBO Jackpot

The grand prize – NP300 Nissan double Cabin!

  • 2.4 litre petrol engine
  • 105kW of power at 5600rpm and 205NM of torque at 3600rpm 
  • compression ratio of 9.2:1.
  • Twin Turbo 7AT AWD (190 HP)
  • Engine capacity (cc). 2389 cc ·
  • No. of cylinders. 4 ·

It is a huge night for Lotto presenters Mike Makori and Mshamba at the Lotto Live set as it is for the soon to be Nissan winner.

The moment befalls – and the Live announcement made all the way to one-mama Grace Sopiato is returned with a shout of joy!

Nimetembea na miguu nimechoka

winner’s response in verbatim

As Lotto representative MCA Tricky and the Lotto crew land in Kajiado – praises and praises rest on them inform of song.

49 year old bubbly mama Grace Sopiato has placed them on Lotto’s map.

It is a no wonder therefore that the Emashuru market has converged to celebrate this win.

My vegetables can now reach the retail shop easily

I can also get water to my boma without tiring

Grace was quick to say

Grace Sopiato Ene Saningo – the green grocer from Kajiado East started playing Lotto in 2020 & has since won herself Ksh.175,180 before the double Cabin.

Talk of lucky people! She must have been born on a Friday this one.

With the Lotto Foundation Food support team reaching interiors like Embarbal & Naningoi, Grace couldn’t have been more than encouraged to continue participating in Lotto.

REM ; Every time you play Lotto, 25% of your ticket money goes into Lotto Foundation, which goes a long way in supporting different communal projects.

Find your inspiration – & let it win you Lotto

Emashuru villagers join Grace in celebration

Congratulations Grace!

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