Sunday 22 September, 2019

Mega Cash Instant Scratch Win Will Help Winner Support Elderly Parents

Grateful! Carol Taylor displays her $250,000 cheque after winning The Barbados Lottery’s $250,000 Mega Cash Instant Scratch game recently.

Grateful! Carol Taylor displays her $250,000 cheque after winning The Barbados Lottery’s $250,000 Mega Cash Instant Scratch game recently.

Mrs Carol Taylor has been searching for some way to assist in caring for her elderly parents. Now her search is at an end thanks to winning the top BD$250,000 prize for the $250,000 Mega Cash Instant Scratch ticket, purchased from the Texaco Service Station in Road View, St. Peter.

“I will be surprising my parents, by transferring all the funds to them! It’s a great relief for me personally.” Mrs Taylor says that she would otherwise have donated the funds to a worthy cause.

“This is such a generous and warm-hearted gesture by our lucky winner,” said Shelly-Ann Hee Chung, Site Operations Manager at The Barbados Lottery. “Our parents are the foundation of our lives and we are touched by Mrs Taylor’s decision to share all her winnings with her mother and father. We at The Barbados Lottery wish her and her family all the very best for the future.”

Mrs Taylor does not purchase scratch tickets very regularly but says she will continue playing. “This is my first big win,” she said with delight.

“I don’t consider myself a gambler,” she added. “However, I do buy lottery tickets, knowing that the monies go to worthwhile causes that I want to support.” The Barbados Lottery supports sporting organisations such as the Barbados Olympic Association, the Barbados Cricket Association, the National Sports Council and the Barbados Turf Club.

“I don’t use any special technique when choosing numbers and buying Caribbean Lottery tickets,” said Mrs Taylor. “But I do know one thing: If you don’t have a ticket, you don’t have a chance.”

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