Tuesday 25 September, 2018

$2 ticket turns into $2 million payout for woman

Andrew Willoughby, accepting the winnings on behalf of his client- the winner of the August 16, 2018 Mega 6 Jackpot.

Andrew Willoughby, accepting the winnings on behalf of his client- the winner of the August 16, 2018 Mega 6 Jackpot.

A lucky woman has landed a $2,470,000 windfall in the Barbados Lottery’s Mega 6 game after spending just $2.

The winner, aged in her 40s, bought the golden ticket at the Reddy Kilowatt Co-op Society in Garrison, St. Michael.  

Attorney-at-law, Andrew Willoughby accepted a “Big Cheque” on behalf of his client at a press conference on Friday, August 24, 2018. 

Also present were Xavier Hutson, representing The Reddy Kilowatt Co-op Society; and Shelly Ann Hee Chung, Site Operations Manager, The Barbados Lottery. 

“She’s normally very shy,” Willoughby said of his client. “She is elated, yet still in shock and disbelief that she has won.”

This lucky Barbadian woman plans to use her winnings wisely: to pay her bills, clear her debt – and invest the remainder. 

Approximately 15 percent of Mega 6 prizes have not been claimed, outside the jackpot, according to The Barbados Lottery.  

“We take this opportunity to remind our players that they receive cash winnings for three and more numbers,” pointed out Hee Chung.

Matching five numbers wins $500 or more; matching four numbers wins $25 or more, and matching three numbers wins $2 or more. 

“We encourage our players to continue to check their tickets, even though they may not have won the jackpot,” urged The Barbados Lottery’s Hee Chung. In the 90 drawings prior to the Mega 6 multi-million jackpot hit, a total of 172,954 winning tickets were sold, valued at in excess of $935,000. 

This is the fourth and largest Mega 6 jackpot of the year to date. So far, there has been a total jackpot payout of $3,742,500, including $427,500 on January 12; $455,000 on March 8; and $390,000 on March 15,.

In 2017, there were five Mega 6 jackpot winners, with total winnings of $7,827,500. The largest jackpot in Mega 6 history was $4.4 million on February 27, 2007. 

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