Sunday, 11 December 2016

I won my N42 million jackpot after buying over rejected coupons from friends—33 years Seun Awolope


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The GDA &  The New Winner, Oluwaseun Awolope

Since the beginning of the Imperial City Promo on Thursday November 17, 2016, when many Nigerians started winning lands worth N42 million and other consolation prizes, there has never been a double lucky winner like SEUN AWOLOPE. Seun Awolope’s case is rare. One, he is the first graduate to win a landed property in the ongoing promo which is now gathering momentum across Nigeria. Two, he is the first employed worker to win. Seun works with Nikoy Nigeria Limited based in Kaduna (North Central Nigeria) as an accountant. The other two winners, Saheed Lawal and Seun Odebunmi are not of Awolope’s pedigree. While Lawal is a house painter based in Ijebu-Igbo—Ogun State, Odebunmi is a lotto retailer based in Ibadan—Oyo State (South West Nigeria respectively). The two are married while Awolope is still single. Lastly, when it comes to double luck, Awolope seems to posses the Midas. Young, cool, calm and collected; he surprised the organizers of the promo last Thursday, November 8 while receiving his prize documents at Radisson Blu Hotel, Victoria Island—Lagos as he won another N50,000;00 during the review of draws. He won in the N50, 000:00 categories to the surprise of the organizers and envy of many participants. Seun Awolope seems to have a double luck anointing on his head and believe this, he is more than serious with his new found ambition as he packed a handful of lotto tickets he played back in Kaduna along with him to the venue. The Ondo State born graduate of Accountancy from Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma (Edo State) created more than enough hue in the hall as he became the first winner to win a land prize of forty-two million naira worth and a money prize of Fifty Thousand Naira at the same time.

The Imperial City Promo is a promo that offers players an opportunity to win plots of land within the Imperial International Business City, Ikate Elegushi, Lekki and other consolation prizes. The promo will last for seven weeks until December 29th. It is an innovation of Channel Drill Resources Ltd in conjunction with the Elegushi Royal Family of Ikate land. Seun Awolope is the third winner of a landed property and the story of his rung-to-zenith will not only marvel you but will motivate you to always respect details.
Oluwaseun Awolope, The Boy from Kaduna

Your Africa’s Number 1 Celebrity Encounter blog, Asabeafrika which is the official blog spoke with the new Imperial Promo Millionaire inside one of the lobbies of Radisson Blu Hotel, V.I.  and he told us the story of how he became a millionaire at 33.
Mr. Oluwaseun Awolope, New Winner of N42 Million Naira worth of land in the Imperial Lotto 2016 Campaign
 How do you feel today haven won a N42 Million Naira worth landed property in the Imperial City Promo?
Yeah, actually, I cannot really explain how I am feeling right now. I am so happy, excited, joyous and elated. Words cannot explain how I feel right now.
How did you heard about the Imperial City Promo?
For real, I heard about it just like any other Nigerian and I started playing it, I never taught I could win. It is so funny, when others play in my area, they will say ‘oh, it is a mistake, I don’t need the ticket, it is too costly’ and I will say ‘just give it to me I will pay’. I didn’t mind (the cost) and I collected so many tickets and I just kept them in my drawer at work and on a good day like that I got a call from Abuja (Golden Chance Office) that I won a plot of land and I taught it wasn’t real until they invited me over. I left my office from Kaduna to Abuja and I discovered that indeed, it was real and not until yesterday again, they gave me a call to come to Lagos and I had to join the last flight (Arik) from Kaduna to Lagos. So, here I am happy and excited as the winner of the land.
Awolope Oluwaseun....'Every decision to play a coupon is a risk because you could win or lose'
Awolope Oluwaseun to Asabeafrika....'I will still keep my job while i invest my jackpot'
Where did you played the coupon that gave you the winning?
It was in Kaduna, I work and live in Kaduna. I work with a company as an accountant.
Where do you hail from in Nigeria?
One-on-One with the GDA
The GDA engages the New Millionaire Awolope Oluwaseun

My name is Awolope Oluwaseun, I am from Ondo State but I was born and bred in Lagos until my work took me to Kaduna.
Are you the first child of your parent?
I am the second child, we are three. I have a younger sister and I have an elder brother.
How old are you?
Awolope Oluwaseun talks to the GDA
The New Millionaire, Awolope Oluwaseun explaining a point to the GDA
33
Did you ever taught in your life that you were going to hit a jackpot like this?
Ah, no way, no way. Of course I am a very determined person, I don’t give up. I believe everything has a process and it it the process that always justifies the end product. Growing up is a process and making success is also a process and when God just decides to bless you like this, elevating you from you from one million Naira straight to forty-two million naira, you just have to be grateful and humble. It is the Lord’s doing and I return all glory to Him.
What did you study in school?
Awolope Oluwaseun with Gbenga Dan Asabe
Awolope Oluwaseun to Asabeafrika....'At this age nobody can change my views about tithing'
I studied accounting at Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma (Edo State)
As an accountant, how are you going to invest your N42 million?
The truth of the matter is that I love my firm; I am not resigning from the firm. I will keep my work with the company and invest the money. I work with Nikoy Nigeria Limited. I will keep my job with them and search for openings on investment. It was not something I was expecting. So, I will invest wisely. I think it is good to invest wisely and with that you can do any other thing by the side. I am grateful for the opportunity to win a land in this promo.
Are you are Christian?
The GDA & The New Millionaire, Awolope Oluwaseun
Awolope Oluwaseun to Asabeafrika...'I believe in paying tithe'
Yeah, I am a Christian.
Which denomination?
I attend Deeper Life Bible Church.
Will you be paying your tithe on N42 Million?
Oh, definitely, I will be paying my tithe to God.
Oh, you believe in tithe?
The MC, Eseoghene Mathew Edafe aka Elegbete 1 of Brilla FM engages the Millionaire, Oluwaseun Awolope
Why not, I believe in paying tithe because it is the cardinal point of my faith. It has always been a good thing to pay tithe because when you pay, new doors are opened unto you, when you give you take.
Awolope Oluwaseun Speaks to a female journalist from Cool FM
But it is generally believed that your faith frowns at lottery and since this is proceeds from lottery how do you now explain the paying of tithe?
You said ‘belief’, let me tell you, your belief is a personal thing, it is personal. Your belief is a very personal thing, it is like going to school, whatever you want to pick out of the various bodies of learning, you will pick and what you don’t want to pick, you throw away. It is as simple as that. So, that is my own personal belief, I must pay my tithe. Even from the way I dress you can see that I am not somebody you can push from his opinion at this age, I grew through this doctrine and anyhow you look at it, it a risk I took just like any other venture, I took a risk to commit money into this venture and today I am reaping. God has given me the benefit to reap and I must pay Him his dues. I will pay my tithe.
Awolope Oluwaseun with his legal adviser, Barrister Ebele Ikpeoyi of Aelex Solicitors
So, you believe that it is a spiritual thing to pay tithe no matter how we get the money?
Yes, it is, it is.
Awolope Oluwaseun signs his new lands documents as Barrister Ebele Ikpeoyi of Aelex Partners (R) and another executive looks on
And you equally believe that buying the ticket is an investment as well?
Yes, it is an investment that comes with common sense. Life is a risk, in buying a ticket to play a coupon, you have two ways to it, and it is either you win or you lose. Life is two ways, business is two ways as well; it is either you win or you lose. So, I have to pay my tithe no matter how we all see it. I cannot do otherwise.
Are you married?
Awolope Seun signings his new millionaire documents
No, I am not.
But you have a girl friend?
Yes, I have one. I am in a relationship.
A Yoruba or Northern babe?
A Yoruba lady, her name is Omotosho Rebecca.
Are you sure you are still going to marry her now that you are a millionaire?
Even before now, I have given her my promise. I am going to marry her next year. Millionaire or no millionaire, I am marrying her.  
Is she aware of your new status?
Awolope Seun signs on as Channel Drill CEO, Femi Akioye and MC, Elegbete 1 prepares his other documents
Of course she is.
That means the marriage is going to be balm?
But we are not spending the N42 million on marriage, we are going to invest the money. So, it changes nothing. Our marriage is going to be as moderate as possible.
What is she studying?
Channel Drill Resources CEO, Femi Akioye brainstorms with MC, Elegbete 1 of Brilla FM
She is studying banking and finance right now; she is in her final year.
Do you have a word for Golden Chance Lotto for being sincere to have searched for you and delivered your price to you?
You know, Golden Chance is a reputable company. From the first day I started dealing with them, I know they are very reputable company. Right from the MD down to the lowest person in their employ, integrity is the key. In Kaduna we call them ‘play and pay’, because if you play you would be paid instantly and for real, Golden Chance Lotto is a very trustworthy company. When I won, I was searched for and today I am faced with the reality of a brand new life.
Femi Akioye, CEO, Channel Drill Resources (2nd Left) and his team

You said earlier in the interview that some people who played this lotto rejected their tickets only for you to ask for those tickets?
Guests storm Edition 3 of the Land Winning Promo of Imperial Lotto
Happy Guests at the Event
Guests & Participants at the event
Participants at the Event
Yes, they will say ‘no they don’t want to play, that it is a mistake and they will want to start fighting the agent and I will say ‘no, don’t fight, take your money, bring the ticket’. Yes, it is simply because we are opportune to have internet access and we browse and we know the truth that the Imperial Lotto is real. We know everything about this lotto and we keep playing it and those that don’t want to play we collect their tickets, we pay them off and we play. Now, look at it. It is good to have faith.
That means their portion becomes yours in the eventuality?
Well, that is how life is, that is the reality of life.
L-R: Gbenga Dan Asabe (Asabeafrika) Miss Seyi Oreagba (Lagos State Lotteries Board) & Eseoghene Mathew Edafe aka Elegbete 1 of Brilla FM
You are now a land winner with net worth of N42 million Naira what do you say to Nigerians about this promo?
Guests at the Event
I am going to advise and encourage everybody to start playing Imperial Lotto because it is real, it is paying men! I am now a double figure millionaire.
Mrs. Adepeju Akinbiyi, Marketing Manager, Golden Chance Lotto
He should invest his money wisely—Golden Chance
Giving her words to the new winner, Mrs. Adepeju Akinbiyi the Marketing Manager of Golden Chance Lotto who was at the event said  “I am happy for him, because the brain behind this promo, Channel Drill Resources Ltd, their representative Mr. Femi Akioye said something during the media lunch of this promo,he said even though the entire exercise is for Corporate Social Responsibility, he prayed to God that this (exercise) should touch lives. Golden Chance is a very, very fortunate organization. Our name really speaks for us. Because as the man prayed, God enabled Golden Chance to make that platform available and the real people that the promoters wanted won, the ordinary Nigerian are winning cash prizes and landed properties. It can never be real than this. So, I thank God for using  Golden Chance to make this platform available for the winners, I am really, really happy for everyone who has won including our new winner”.
On why Golden Chance took the pain to always locate winners unlike other betting agencies, Mrs. Akinbiyi gave a response “Because that is the hallmark of Golden Chance Lotto. That is our trademark, sincerity of purpose. Being transparent, that is all Golden Chance Lotto is all about. And our slogan says ‘Your surest way to be a millionaire’. So, if God has made you a millionaire through Golden Chance Lotto, so, be it. We would look for you and hand over your winnings to you”. 
Mrs. Akinbiyi rounded up by giving a life time advise to the new Mr. Seun Awolope the new winner “He is a very young man, I think he should invest wisely because now, fair weather friends will surface. He should invest wisely, God has made this possible for him, let him use it wisely”.
L-R; Gbenga Dan Asabe (Asabeafrika), Femi Akioye (Channel Drill Resources) and Eseoghene Mathew Edafe aka Elebgete 1 of Brilla FM
The GDA at the Event

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