$2M lottery winner says she had given up hope of winning; vows not to let the money change her

Marylin Theodore

Forty-Nine-year-old Marylin Theodore of St Lucia, a former lottery agent, who gained millionaire status after winning the Super Jackpot of EC2 million dollars says that she had just given up hope of winning the lottery, but decided to try her luck for a final time, and struck gold that day.

Theodore, an avid lottery player who over the years remained steadfast in her belief that one day her prayers would be answered, won the historic mega jackpot that was drawn on Wednesday 29 December with the numbers – 13,22,21,27,23,07.

“I felt like giving up because I wasn’t winning anything.. sometimes I won four dollars or two dollars, so I feeling what’s the point of playing 80 dollars or 48 dollars, just to win nothing or win little? So the day I won the lottery, I gave up on it, but my mind just told me to send my boyfriend Curvin and buy the ticket for me. I gave him 50 dollars he bought 48 dollars ticket and I ended up winning,” she said while being presented with her cheque on January 5, 2022.

Recounting the day she found out she had won, Theodore explained that she was at work praying as she usually does at lunchtime when the draw started and at 1.32 pm when she heard the numbers, her first words were “Thank you, Lord”.

“I was saying a financial prayer; my mind tell me to go check my lottery ticket. I checked on my phone and couldn’t believe it but I didn’t want to stop the prayer on the computer. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I stopped the prayer, I go back and check the computer and it was it – I was the winner of the two million dollars,” Theodore recalls.

While Theodore says those around her were celebrating her millions, she remained humble, knowing that it was God who granted her this blessing.

“I was happy about it…but I did not make any noise, I didn’t do anything. I just stayed calm, ’cause I always tell God whatever he bless me with I do not want change; I do not want money to change me. I want to continue to be the person that I am today,” she says.

However, the now-millionaire jokingly revealed that in the evening she went to sleep drunk, for the first time in her life.

Theodore is hoping that her story can be an inspiration to others to never give up, no matter the situation, “because sometimes the day you think about giving up is the day you end up winning just  like me.”

The jackpot, which is played among the Windward Islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Dominica and St. Lucia soared to historic levels last month, after no winner emerged from previous draws.

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  1. luke
    January 8, 2022

    st. Lucia does rig the lottery. the winning number does be out before they play it on TV that happened with the last big supper 6. they thieving the super 6 all the time. they need to give the other islands a chance to call the super 6 in their island to be fair.

  2. Channel 1
    January 7, 2022

    Why do people like to involve God Almighty name in their nonsense nuh. This woman has some brazen nerve to thank God for helping her to win a gambling event. Since when lottery is a blessing from God? But what I reading dere tonight nuh.

    Are these people serious? How can God Almighty help someone win something that he does not approve? This is just like those situations where those carnival queens like to come in the news and thank God for helping them win a carnival queen show. Utter rubbish!!!!

    And the lady utter something about some ‘financial prayer’. But where people does get these new age false doctrines from nuh?

    After all this foolishness about God helping her to win gambling, I note the following statement she made:
    “However, the now-millionaire jokingly revealed that in the evening she went to sleep drunk, for the first time in her life.”

    Went to sleep drunk for the first time in her life eh.

    Leave God Almighty’s name out of all you ungodly things!!!!!!

    • TeteMorne I From
      January 10, 2022

      Channel 1,
      God does not belong to you alone. He blesses whom he chooses to. How do you know that God did no allow/approve of her win? We are not privy to what God does; His ways are not our ways.
      Pertaining to her being “drunk for the first time,” did you not see they said she JOKINGLY said that?
      Let the woman enjoy her millions. Who knows, she might bless her home church with some of the money.
      Calm down, on acting as though God belong to only one set of people. Do allow him to ponder our foolishness—sometimes.

  3. Kevin
    January 7, 2022

    I don’t gamble but for the past several years I have been observing a disturbing trend in the winners of the super6 originating from st Lucia.I urge my fellow Dominicans to stay away from that super6 as your chances of winning as a Dominican is almost nill.

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    • Gerard M Benjamin
      January 8, 2022

      She “prayed” to God. God answered her “prayers”. She celebrates by going to sleep drunk for the first time in her life. Her god bypassed every other person who was praying for the same jackpot. How deep deception runs in the mind of men. Smh

    • Strokes
      January 9, 2022

      What exactly is this disturbing trend that you speak of? If you followed the archived news articles on this website you would notice that Dominicans have won jackpots . 2 years ago 2 Dominicans shared the $860,000 jackpot. Your comment seems to be a case of sour grapes.

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