CARIBBEAN LOTTERY PRODUCES ANOTHER SUPER LOTTO MILLIONAIRE IN ST. MAARTEN
Phillipsburg, St. Maarten – Friday, February 5, 2016: The Caribbean Lottery has announced another winner for its Super Lotto jackpot. Maria Almonte, who resides in Cole Bay, St. Maarten, is US$2.17 million richer. The now super millionaire purchased her ticket from Tackling Shell, selecting her own winning numbers for draw #656 on Friday, January 22, 2016.
Maria’s winning numbers, 04-11-19-21-28 SB: 04, were not selected by chance, but hold great sentimental value. She explains, “I play the same numbers all the time and each number represents birthdays of persons close to me. My mom is represented by 04, my fiancé by 11, my two children by 19 and 21, and my birthday is 28.”
This win is a special one for Maria who has mixed feelings about her windfall. “I am excited, happy, and, at the same time, sad. I am sad because my dad was an avid Lotto player and he never won, and now that I have won this huge jackpot, he is not here to share this special moment with me,” she said.
The Caribbean Lottery has a history of producing winners, having paid out prizes to over 193,334 players in the Eastern Antilles totaling US$5,725,174 in 2015.
Maria spoke to her experience playing Caribbean Lottery games, and is over the moon about her windfall and has big plans for the jackpot prize. Her first priority is to purchase a home, which she has wanted to do for a long time, in addition to a vehicle.
Maria also has other plans for her new-found wealth. “I want to go to University to learn English, and I also want to help my children and family. I would like to start a business here and in Santo Domingo. My two sons are currently away and this will help me finance their education. Mama and Papa had 12 children so there is a lot of good that I can bring to my family with these monies,” she said.
She further went on to say that the win could not have been possible without the Caribbean Lottery.
“I play Caribbean Lottery because I live here in St. Maarten and this is the lottery of the Caribbean. The Lottery is fun to play and it could change your life but you can’t win if you don’t play,” she said.
The Caribbean Lottery is operated by IGT, the world’s largest end-to-end gaming and service provider. Players can be assured that their tickets are processed by systems with several layers of security and that the rigid verification processes are carried out with the highest level of integrity, fully compliant with all controls put in place by governments and regulators. The Company operates with the highest levels of integrity, transparency, responsibility, and service and adheres to the highest degrees of regulation in the world-wide lottery industry, where it operates in over 100 countries globally. When you play games with Caribbean Lottery and its affiliates you are guaranteed a fair chance at a winning experience.
Lottery game enthusiasts are encouraged to ask for Caribbean Lottery tickets when they make their purchases at any one of the over 40 retail stores in St. Maarten. Games in the lottery category include Super Lotto and Lucky Pick. The daily numbers games are Pick 3 and Pick 4 and consumers can also opt to play Caribbean Keno in the Social Space category or try their luck with Scratch and Win Tickets. Players also have more chances to win. The Pick 4 game, for example, is drawn a total of 4 times daily, increasing the potential prize pay-outs.
Consumers can ensure they are purchasing Caribbean Lottery tickets as their machines are branded across retail outlets. For that fair winning chance, players should ask their local retailer for a Caribbean Lottery ticket and accept no substitutes.