Shadrack Juma, proud winner of KES 1,000,000 is a jack of all trades. The former civil servant is a father, a husband, a Business man, a Sunday school teacher, a script writer and now a millionaire. He is popularly known in his locality as “Juma Mpenzi”
Juma started playing Lotto in 2015 and though he was tempted to give up, he persevered and now he is so happy that he has reaped from the fruits of patience.
“I used to play Lotto with three intentions; to win, to contribute to the Lotto projects and to benefit from those projects. My goals made me persistent. Once someone starts something, they have to complete it. I had to complete what I began,” says Juma
Juma’s win came a week after he had dreamt that he had won money. Although the dream was not clear that it was a Lotto win, his instincts assured him that he was going to win.
“I told my wife Anne Juma about the dream and how that was an indication of my Lotto win but she dismissed me. After my win, she now believes that dreams come true. My parents who were around when I received the news of my win, are also so happy,” he says
Juma is a former civil servant. He is grateful for the numerous jobs in government which enabled him to educate his children with much ease. Juma served in the capacity of an accountant. He now manages and accounts for his 2 businesses; a butchery and matatu.
The 63 year old can be mistaken for a 45 year old, attributes his youthfulness to his love for people and the children that he has taught in Sunday school for the longest time. He always looks forward to Sundays so that he can meet the little ones because they always fill his heart with peace.
“Children are innocent. They don’t know hate. I always look forward to teaching them plays and skits that depict the kingdom of God and their parents enjoy them too. Teaching them life values to ensure that that they walk on the right path of life. My life’s blessings have come from the young ones,” notes Juma
The millionaire will use the money in a construction project he had started in his home. He is so happy that the Lotto money came at the right time and now the construction of his house will be completed.
He believes that Lotto unites Kenyans because of the community projects done by the game. Many people have benefited from the Lotto Foundation. He is also very happy to be among the over four million Lotto winners. He urges residents of Pwani to play the game so that they too can be recognized.