BETTING NAMIBIA Unemployed Katutura man wins N$3,7 million with N$4 bet 3 weeks ago Samuel Post Views: 160 An unemployed resident of the Havana informal settlement in Windhoek became an overnight millionaire this weekend after winning N$3,7 million in a sport bet. The Liverpool supporter, whose name is being withheld to protect him, used his last N$4 to fill in a Soccer 13 form through which he also bet against his team during its premier league match against Leeds United on Saturday. Soccer 13 jackpots are pools in which betters predict the result of 13 English Premier League and English Championship (formerly known as the First Division) matches. According to JSB Sports Betting head of operations and customer care Jevon Wilson, the 39-year-old man is a regular at a gambling establishment at Ausspannplatz in the capital. “He constantly plays with JSB Sports Betting and dreams big. On the brink of giving up, he used his last N$4 to play, and then it was up to God. He didn’t sleep that night, and prayed the entire night. God answered his prayers,” – Wilson says. Upon meeting with the JSB team yesterday morning with the news of his win, the man was unable to contain his excitement. “This is a life-changing moment for him, and we are very happy for him,” Wilson yesterday said. He said the JSB management will be assisting the winner in his transition from unemployment to instant millionaire by ensuring he finds counselling and financial advice. The N$3,7 million is the biggest single payout recorded at JSB yet, and is not tax deductible. Wilson said the weekend saw a total payout of over N$5,4 million in store and online betting at JSB Sports Betting. He said anyone stands a chance to become an instant millionaire by simply selecting the correct outcome of 13 soccer matches. “The usual Saturday total at JSB is an average payout of about N$2 million for the first division, and if you are the one to get it right, you can walk away with a whopping N$10 million, but there are also consolation prizes if you get 10, 11 or 12 correct. We offer similar chances every Thursday and Sunday,” – Wilson said. In January last year, JSB saw a man walk away with N$187 898 from a bet of N$5, and another person betting N$162 to win over N$45 400 earlier this year. The spokesperson of the Namibia Revenue Agency, Tonateni Shidhudhu, said winnings from gambling are only taxable if a person regularly bets and uses it as a source of income. “However, if the winning was just out of the blue and is not a regular activity, such winning could be held as capital in nature and hence not taxable,” – Shidhudhu said. Source: namibian.com.na About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Nanibia, sports betting, winner Continue Reading Previous Kenyan Man Turns Up in Mask to Collect His $313,143Next Nigeria likely to replace Tunisia in FIFA World Cup More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Hollywoodbets Announces Bafana Bafana Legend Teko Modise as a Brand Ambassador 1 day ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Pragmatic Play Expands South African Footprint with World Sports Betting 1 day ago Szarlot BETTING TANZANIA 10Bet Continues Expansion in Africa 2 days ago Samuel BETTING GHANA Hooked: Sports betting addiction in Ghana youth 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Operator bet365 launches in Ghana 4 days ago Samuel BETTING WORLD NEWS Lionel Messi is most feared player at 2022 World Cup 5 days ago Iwo Bulski BETTING ZAMBIA 888 Holdings bolsters gambling in African region 5 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Top list of counties hooked on betting in Kenya 5 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA FSB Boosts Global Strategy with New Partnerships and Key Hires 5 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA What’s the current legislative landscape across Africa? 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING ZAMBIA Entain Forays into Zambia with Bwin 1 week ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Cricket’s Popularity Around The World 1 week ago Szarlot Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.