Back to the basics - how to play the Mega Jackpot on SportPesa

SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri shakes hands with SportPesa Mega Jackpot winner Samuel Abisai when he went to pick him up at their TRM house. photo/PATRICK VIDIJA
SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri shakes hands with SportPesa Mega Jackpot winner Samuel Abisai when he went to pick him up at their TRM house. photo/PATRICK VIDIJA

It's clearly the most popular jackpot in East Africa at the moment and dare we say that the SportPesa Mega Jackpot is the most exciting that Kenyans have ever seen.

Samuel Abisai was the first ever winner and he won Sh221 million last year. This year, Gordon Ogada broke that record and won Sh230 million in February.

However, there could definitely be even more winners.

What is the SportPesa Mega Jackpot?

The Mega Jackpot is a weekly jackpot with 17 pre-selected games that usually play over the weekend.

The cash prize for the Mega Jackpot starts at Sh100,000,000 and the amount progresses every week until it is won.

Mega Jackpot is equally shared among all the winners. Bonuses are awarded for 12 ,13,14,15 and 16 correct predictions.

You can place as many bets as you wish on the Mega Jackpot and each bet costs Sh100.

We're taking it back to the basics to show you how to play the SportPesa Mega Jackpot which currently stands at Sh107,619,164.

How to play the SportPesa Mega Jackpot via Web

First step:

Log into your SportPesa account and then click on the 'Mega Jackpot' banner at the top of the screen.

Second step:

In order to place your Mega Jackpot bet, click on the team you predict to win. Click on either the Home team (first listed team or 1) or the Away team (second listed team or 2).

If you wish to predict an outcome of a draw, click in the middle of the two teams to select X (DRAW).

Do select your predictions for each of the 17 Mega Jackpot games.

A bet slip will appear with all your predictions.

On the bet slip, you will also be able to see the number of combinations made. If you have not placed a combination bet, the number of combinations will be 1.

SportPesa Mega Jackpot games listed on the sportpesa.com website. photo/COURTESY

Third step:

Click on place a bet.

Fourth step:

Click OK in order to confirm or click 'Cancel' in order to decline.

A message will be displayed on your screen to confirm the placement of your Mega Jackpot bet.

NB :You are a winner when all your 17 predictions match with the games outcomes. Mega Jackpot is equally shared among all winners.

How to play the SportPesa Mega Jackpot via mobile

First step:

To place a bet on the Mega Jackpot, SMS to 79079 "MJP" followed by "#" then the 17 predictions of the pre-selected games.

e.g. MJP#1211XX12X1X12X12X

Note: One does not have to enter the stake since Mega Jackpot amount by default is Sh100.

Second step:

You will receive a confirmation message from 79079 showing your Mega Jackpot Bet ID, all the 17 predictions you have made, the bet amount and your SportPesa account balance.

You become a winner when all your 17 predictions match the games outcomes.

Play the SportPesa Mega Jackpot today and become a winner!

Former jackpot winner Samuel Abisai with Gordon Ogada Kenya’s newest millionaire at carnivore grounds./victor imboto