Record jackpot won

PORT OF SPAIN — One lucky person in South Trinidad last night won the whopping $20.4 million Lotto jackpot.

The winning ticket – 3, 15, 19, 25, 32 Powerball: 9 – was bought from agent Kamla Bhookal at 20 Circular Road, Ste Madeleine at 10:23 a.m. yesterday.

Three winners who picked five numbers without the powerball each won $36,590.48.

The lines were long and the faces hopeful yesterday, as citizens in downtown Port of Spain took time to make a play for the roll-over Lotto jackpot that was up to last night estimated at over $20 million.

It was one of the busiest days in recent memories for Lotto vendors, with some saying that most of their regulars chose to spend all their money on Lotto, while neglecting their usual gambles on such daily games as Play Whe and Cash Pot.

“There were plenty, plenty new people,” said one Frederick Street vendor.

From all walks of life

“All kind of people, bank workers, teachers, business people. That is a lot of money, who wouldn’t want to carry that home?

“But a lot of the regulars who would spend a $20 on Play Whe didn’t bother with that and spend their money on Lotto instead.”

And the good intentions among the players were all very similar. Most said they would immediately secure the future of their families through the purchase of land or the building of homes and the setting up of various businesses.

There were also lots of pledges to charity, a few promises to build homes for disenfranchised persons, children, the elderly and the disabled.

“The most important thing is to thank God and to give back,” said one player, who professed to having bought a ticket every day since last week Thursday, when the monster jackpot began to roll over. (Express)

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