$158.4-m Super Lotto winner comes forward after 54 days — SVL

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Supreme Ventures Limited is reporting that its $158.4 million Super Lotto winner has finally come forward after a 54-day wait.

The winner, A Campbell purchased a $200 ticket with the winning numbers, 10, 14, 16, 25, 27 and Super Ball 05 for draw #949 on November 23 last year at G & E Grocery on Omara Road, Kingston. Campbell said the lucky numbers were derived from a dream, which is a usual occurrence for the long time Super Lotto player.

“I got the numbers from a dream. I don't remember the dream for this set of numbers because I have so many of them. I bought nine tickets for this draw,” said Campbell who added that he found out he won during his regular Super Lotto ritual.

“I found out the same night. Normally I would write down the numbers from the [televised] draw, eat and then go and check my numbers.”

But on the night of November 23, his ritual took a drastic turn.

“I looked at my ticket and ran into my bathroom and said 'I won! I won!' From the day I found out that I won I've been sick. My head hurt me for three days because I was thinking so much, if what I've been longing for really come true. I had a belly ache for two weeks, sometimes I feel so much pain I forgot that I won,” he chuckled.

Campbell, who has been purchasing Super Lotto tickets religiously since it was added to the roster of SVL games, says he was fully aware that the February 21 deadline to collect the jackpot was fast approaching.

“I was aware of the 90-day deadline, but I just wanted to get myself together before I came forward.”

Now that he has had over 54 days to think about how to spend his $158.4 million jackpot, Campbell says high on his list of priorities is to purchase a home.

“I want to get a house, I want to get a nice house. I haven't found it yet, but I'll be looking for one soon.”

He is also eyeing several investment options, so he can hold onto his once-in-a-lifetime jackpot for as long as possible.

“I like to handle money, I don't beg, I don't borrow. So, I'm looking at things that can turn over the money. I have a little business, so I plan to make it bigger, buy an apartment. I love to have money,” he said.

Meanwhile, SVL Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Sponsorships, Gail Abrahams said the company is ecstatic that the winner came forward before the deadline.

“We urge the winners for all of our games, especially those of the huge jackpots like Lotto and Super Lotto, to check their tickets and come forward before the 90-day deadline so we can make arrangements to pay over these life changing amounts speedily. We are overjoyed that Mr Campbell came forward. We had no doubt that he would eventually present himself and the winning ticket and we're happy that we can make him our newest super millionaire,” she said.

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