The SVG National Lottery on Thursday 6th August announced the winner in the islands number lotto draw of Friday 12th June 2020.
The payout went to Atiba Lockhart an active mas man who collected his winnings of $ 63,000.00 Eastern Caribbean dollars.
Lockhart picked the winning numbers on that Friday evening. The winning numbers were 4,5,6,9,17.
Speaking at the press conference Lockhart said that he bought the ticket at Daddy’s shop, just opposite the Victoria Park, he said he placed the ticket in the glove compartment of his vehicle and forgot about it.
” I went into the shop look around called some random numbers, placed the ticket in the glove compartment of my vehicle and forgot it. It was not until a friend told me someone bought the winning ticket at Daddy’s shop which prompted me to check for the ticket when I did and I look at the numbers I realized I had won”.
” I have been playing for a while but only free tickets I would win, I think it’s a real blessing especially in COVID times”.
Product Development officer Anthony Dennie said the last financial year was a huge success for the NLA and thanked those who supported the games.
Dennie said it is the first time in the history of the NLA they have surpassed the 80 Million dollar mark, with gross sales for the financial year 2019 -2020 standing at $80, 600,376.00.
The NLA will soon launch new games Dennie told the media.