There is now finally a winner of the Supreme Ventures Lottery Lotto and Super Lotto prizes. This is especially welcoming for the Lotto Prize, which hasn’t had a winner for quite awhile!
First, the Lotto Winner!
Jamaica Lotto Winner was just consistently lucky – Longest Winning Drought for Biggest Lotto Jackpot
On Wednesday May 27th 2015, 50-y-o E. Powell of a Corporate area address (Jones, 2015), won the Lotto Jackpot of $395 million. The father of two (2) who has throat cancer is now basically set for life, as after taxes he pockets some JA$316 million dollars!
It is the longest running Lottery Jackpot, having started as far back as August 2014. Amazingly, his winning numbers, 2, 5, 10, 11, 27 and 39, were purchased just one (1) hour and fifteen (15) minutes before the lotto draw as a part of a set of five (5) Quick Pick draws.
And even then, he only learned that he’s won some three (3) days later. Most surprisingly, he didn’t use any particular strategy, such as playing as part of a pool (Deer, 2014 May 24) or even playing as fixed set of numbers.
Based on the newspaper article, he sounds like the typical consistent player; 50 years and older who plays the game regularly, even if not the same list of numbers. His persistence has played off and now he plans to purchase a rather large and luxurious car, to quote his wife, Mrs Powell: “From him win, him talking about him going to buy a fat car, a fat vehicle. I don’t know what that mean”.
I know what he means. And he truly deserves it
Super Lotto Winner – Proof that stubborn Persistence pays off
Now for the Super Lotto Winner!
His winning occurred a week after another Jamaica won the Super Lotto. On Friday May 22nd, 2015, 72-y-o U. Dixon of St. Elizabeth (Kelly, 2015) purchased and won the Super Lotto Jackpot of JA$117.9 million (US$1.02 million).
The St. Elizabeth retiree is now the 12th Jamaican Super Lotto Winner and the 4th Jamaican to have won the prize, which he coolly claimed on Thursday May 25th 2015.
His strategy is a little more in keeping with what I expected of most Lotto Winners; he basically kept playing the same numbers consistently (Deer, 2014 May 24) until he eventually won. He had been purchasing the JA$200 split-prize ticked using the numbers 7, 12, 13, 24 and 30 for years.
That’s right folks!
Mr U. Dixon, a retired Truck Driver, is a regular consistent player like Lotto Winner Mr. E. Powell. However, unlike Mr. E. Powell, he plays the same numbers every week for the past two (2) years, quote: “It’s something that I just said, ‘I’m going to play them every week’. I didn’t just have a dream. I just picked those numbers and said I’m going to play them. And it turned out to be the winner”.
His story is equally compelling as to how he won. So much so that I’ve included it here, as it was really at the prodding of a friend that he decided to check his numbers, quote:
“The girl said, ‘You know you can’t collect this money right here’,”
“And I said, ‘What you talking about?” She said,
“You won the Lotto’.” It was when his friend started dancing that Dixon realised something was big.
“I thought I had won a couple thousand dollars or something,”
“He said, ‘No, you won the jackpot!’. But it didn’t touch me then …. I said when I get the cheque, I will believe it. It feels great; I feel like I’m riding on a tall horse right now.”
Winning the Lotto or the Super Lotto really requires stubborn persistence (Deer, 2014, October 27), no matter what age you are. Just keep playing and your ship will come in one day!
- Deer, L. (2014, May 24). JA$261.5 million Super Lotto is Supreme Ventures Limited’s Largest Prize – How to Win Super Lotto as Internet Gambling and Mobile Money payouts coming. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2014/09/ja2615-million-super-lotto-is-supreme.html
- Deer, L. (2014, October 27). JA$272.5 million Super Lotto Prize as SVL introduces Money Time – JA$2380 to win JA$61,880 daily in Russian Roulette Cash Pot makes Christmas brighter. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2014/10/ja2725-million-super-lotto-prize-as-svl.html
- Kelly, D. (2015, June 5). ‘I Feel Like I’m Riding On A Tall Horse Right Now’ Supreme Ventures Ltd Unveils Latest Super Lotto Winner. Retrieved from http://jamaicagleaner.com/article/leadstories/20150605/ifeelimridingtallhorserightnowsupremeventuresltdunveils
- Jones, R. (2015, June 7). 316Million Reasons To Smile. Retrieved from http://jamaicagleaner.com/article/news/20150607/316millionreasonssmile