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November 13, 2009
Vincentians get Lotto boost

Three Vincentians have received a boost to their cash flow as winners of the National Lotteries Authority Independence Promotion.{{more}}

The top three winners collected their cash prizes at a ceremony at the NLA headquarters last week Thursday.

The winners are Doran Creese, of Barrouallie, first place, Daverne Questelles, of Belair, second, and Phillip Joseph, of Georgetown, third. They won $1,000, $500 and $250, respectively, per month, for the next 30 months. They received their first month’s cheque at the ceremony.

Speaking to the media, the three winners expressed gratitude to God and the NLA and encouraged the public to continue to play the games of the NLA.

General Manager of the NLA, McGregor Sealy, urged the winners to put the money to good use.

“One good way to use this money is to invest in your children’s future, their education,” he said.

All winners said they had no immediate plans for the cash, but they intend to save. Joseph said the money would help in the lives of his children.

Consolation prizes were also given to persons who took part in the promotion. Lorna Daniel of Buccament and her daughter Ianna Slater received independence gift bags filled with independence T-shirts and other memorabilia and NLA promotional items. Daniel received five gift bags, while Slater received three.

The NLA independence promotion ran for the month of October and included all four games of the NLA – Lotto, Super 6, Scratchy, and 3D. Persons entering the contest were asked to submit their information on the back of non-winning tickets. A draw was held to select the winners.

Product Development Officer of the NLA, Anthony Dennie, described public response to the promotion as good, and thanked all participants. (OS)