Super Lotto winner didn't realise he won

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July 26, 2016

Super Lotto winner A Murray sat on his winning $250 million ticket for three days, not knowing he was a super millionaire.

The jackpot was hit last Tuesday by a Jamaican.

However, Murray said that "It wasn't until Friday that I realised that I had won."

Murray purchased the winning ticket at Yap's Gaming Lounge in Barbican, St Andrew. He said that he purchased two sets of numbers - one quick pick and one where he chose his own numbers - from the winning location.

CONFIRMATION

According to Murray, a friend called and told him that the winning ticket had been bought in Barbican, and so he retrieved the ticket from his car, checked the Supreme Ventures mobile app, then the newspapers for further confirmation, and realised that he had the winning ticket.

"I called my wife, who was overseas, asked her if she was sitting down, and then gave her the news. She told me to stop teasing, but when I sent her the evidence via WhatsApp, she believed," Murray said.

Supreme Ventures said that it is now in the process of verifying Murray's ticket before handing over the cash to him.

Meanwhile, the lottery company said that another lucky player won the $45 million Lotto jackpot last Saturday.

The winner, A Davis, purchased his winning ticket at K's Pharmacy in Duhaney Park, St Andrew

"We're happy to see people winning, and happy to be able to facilitate dreams coming true," said assistant vice-president, Group Corporate Communication, Simone Clarke-Cooper. "Congratulations to both gentlemen. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours, and hope they use their new-found wealth to make wise decisions, which better their lives in every way."

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