A Jamaican has won the Super Lotto jackpot from the draw on Friday, May 11.
The overall jackpot was $301.5 million on a full priced $300 ticket, but the winner purchased a $200 ticket and won the split price amount of J$180.9 million or the equivalent of US$1.45 million.
The winning numbers were 06, 11, 19, 26, and 31, with the Super Ball number being 10.
The winning ticket was purchased at Medifair Pharmacy on Market Street in Montego Bay, the game’s promoters, Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), indicated in a statement.
The winner has up to 90 days to present his or her winning ticket to Supreme Ventures’ corporate office in Kingston. The ticket should be signed, and must be presented with proper national identification.
Should the 90-day claiming window pass without the presentation of the winning ticket, the jackpot funds would automatically go to the public coffer.
“Somebody bought their golden ticket and had their chance of being a super millionaire realised tonight. We urge everyone to check their tickets, and urge the winner of this jackpot to take very special care of that ticket until it comes into our office, because in the interim, it’s as if they are holding $180.9 million in their possession,” said SVL Assistant Vice President, Group Corporate Communication, Simone Clarke-Cooper.
Jamaica last had a Super Lotto winner from Jamaica in June of last year, when Mr W Gordon won $117 million of a split jackpot, with Mr K Brooks, an Anguillan, winning the remaining $193 million.
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) started selling Super Lotto tickets on August 25, 2009 for the multi-jurisdictional game, which sees participants from Jamaica, Barbados, St Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, Antigua, St Maarten and the US Virgin Islands vying for a shot at the largest jackpot in the Caribbean.