L Weiss is the winner of the Instant Scratch Ticket $250,000 Platinum Payout. She bought the winning ticket at the 3 Ks outlet in Worthing.
L Weiss, a mother of three, said she has been playing the game up to five times per week over the last month. On discovering that she had won such a big prize, she admitted to feeling “overwhelmed”. She also revealed that her win had come after a “blessing from a special lady”.
The winner had a favourite dress. It could no longer fit her, so she offered it to her household worker – who was very grateful for the gift. She held on to Weiss’ hand saying, "Bless you, bless you, bless you" in a heartfelt and sincere way. At the time, Weiss felt such a strong sense of wellbeing that she decided to try her luck with a scratch card.
When asked whether the win will change her life, Weiss explained that she would like her life to remain the same as it is now. She does, however, intend to use some of the money to pay off her bills; this will be a big help to her.
Weiss advised other players to “Take a chance!”. Anybody can win. Even after Weiss’ jackpot win, thousands of prizes still remain to be won.
Shelly-Ann Hee Chung, Site Manager, Barbados Lottery was keen to express her pleasure at Weiss’s win: “I am so happy for Ms. Weiss. She has shown a great deal of optimism and perseverance in playing so often. She is a most deserving winner.”
Hee Chung also took the opportunity to encourage more people to play, pointing out that The Barbados Lottery supports many good causes such as the National Sports Council and The Barbados Olympic Association.