Sierra Leonean Man Wins $7 Million Lottery in Winnipeg
By Lans Omar,
Alimamy Kamara of Winnipeg, Canada, is the newest millionaire, not only within the Sierra Leonean communities across the country, but also in the entire Manitoba province.
Mr. Kamara showed up at the annual SALNAM End of Year dinner and dance celebrations on January 30, 2017 at the City Oasis Hall a very happy man. He was cladded in a Western Canada Lottery Corporation's 6/49 winners poster with his face on it and $7 million criss-crossed all over it.
The event was momentarily stopped for a moment as Mr. Kamara took the stage and was introduced to the audience as the "PegCity's newest millionaire" in the Sierra Leonean community in Winnipeg, Canada, and beyond.
"I won $7 million in 6/49 lottery", Mr. Kamara was telling people around.
He got a partial standing ovation and a huge cheering from the surprised audience.
40 Acres Canada crew immediately cornered him thereafter for an interview.
During the interview, Mr. Kamara clearly opened with: "No pictures, pleasssseeeee. My lawyer has adviced me not to talk to the press, take pictures or release any information besides my $7 million win."
Wow! Yes, wow.
40 Acres Canada later learnt that Mr. Kamara's winning ticket was purchased a few days before the draw.
He told me briefly: “I noticed the jackpot was very high. I’m an African man and the weather outside was terrible. The snow was blowing and drifting. I decided I would make my purchase now. He went out and bought his ticket. The ticket happened to be the $7 million winner.