Former Super Eagles captain and Arsenal attacker, Kanu Nwankwo has launched a N1 billion Lotto to enhance the activities of the Kanu Heart Foundation which was started in 2000 after the former Inter Milan forward was diagnosed of a heart problem and successfully underwent a surgery.
The foundation has been of great help not just to Nigerians but also to people beyond the boundaries of Nigeria. The foundation has helped to pay for 538 children to be treated at world class facilities all over the world, most especially, India.
Kanu, a philanthropist launched the biggest lotto in Africa to help raise more funds for the foundation to help construct a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja. The jackpot which is starting at N1 billion will be run in conjunction with the AfroMillonsLotto (www.AfroMillionsLotto.com). It offers bi-weekly draws with bigger and better jackpots than all the lotteries in Nigeria combined, as well as standing out as the largest jackpot ever seen in Africa. 20% of every ticket sold weekly will be harnessed by the KHF to help with the progress of its work in ensuring underprivileged children across Africa and the world with heart problems get the required treatment they need to sustain a healthy life.
Since its launch in 2000, KHF has been up to the relief of many children in Nigeria and Africa who nurse great ambitions but are threatened to live a short life as a result of heart-related conditions. helped not just people in Nigeria. The owner of the foundation and two-time African footballer of the year, Kanu said: “We are excited to launch this major fund-raising initiative for the Kanu Heart Foundation and hope people support it by buying tickets, helping us to build a new heart hospital for Nigeria.”
“Not only could people change their own life with the potential to win the jackpot of over N1 billion, they can help to change the lives of other people by supporting our Foundation”. The first KHF.AfroMillionsLotto.com draw will hold on 18th October, 2017. The website also offers nine, ‘Candy Crush’ style, Instant Win games, which can be played for fun or to win cash prizes of up to N12 million. If there isn’t a jackpot winner, the prize money rolls over, increasing by N100 million with each draw until it reaches a maximum of over N2 billion. AfroMillionsLotto is the Nigerian Professional Football League’s (NPFL) exciting new lotto.
“Winners of the jackpot could afford one of the most expensive homes on sale in Nigeria, the wedding of their dreams, a chrome-plated Ferrari and still have money left over! “Another huge benefit of buying your ticket on-line with AfroMillionsLotto is the fact you’ll receive an alert via email if you’ve won. “Millions of cash prizes go unclaimed every year as people forget to check whether they have a winning ticket,”
Shehu Dikko, the Chairman of the League Management Company, this in charge of organising the Nigerian Professional Football League and an official of the foundation said in a statement; “the website also offers nine, ‘Candy Crush’ style, Instant Win games, which can be played for fun or to win cash prizes of up to N12 million.’’ Every NPFL club, he said, would now have its own lotto website so their teeming fans could support their favourite team.
“Every time someone buys a ticket or pays to play, that club will receive a percentage of the revenue to help fund player development, contribute to stadium and pitch improvements as well as support community-based projects.” Dikko concluded.
The foundation is aimed at bettering lives of children and some adults too who may be carrying heart-related problems, ensuring they live a more peaceful life in good health and sound states.