Githinji Kinyanjui was jubilant the day after he won KES 1 Million by playing in the Lotto’s 286th draw held on August 1st 2018.
“I saw the likes of Stanley Kamau from Ahadi Kenya work with the Lotto Foundation and go to villages with Jigger infestation. Who else does that? That is how I began to play Lotto.” says the 60-year-old resident of Kenol in Murang’a County.
The hand that gives never lacks, and that is Githinji’s testimony.
Githinji thought to himself that there was no way he was going to raise money enough to share with the needy in society and decided to do that through Lotto.
As a driver for 30 years he was forced to quit in 2016 due an illness. However he immediately took up farming growing maize, beans and avocado for both domestic and commercial purposes.
With the Lotto win he can now increase his yield and production.
The 60 year old is full of praise and thanks to God and Lotto for giving him an opportunity to win.
He has vowed to continue playing Lotto because it feels good to be a winner. In addition he has also vowed to educate his children to the fullest as he could not get the same opportunity.
Githinji will invest his winnings in some dairy cows to keep his family going financially.
He encourages Kenyans to keep playing Lotto, first because it is real and secondly because many other families are likely to have a life-changing experience courtesy of those who play. “Just play, it will help others,” says Githinji.