74 year old finally claims lottery prize

A 74 year old man of Grand Bay has finally decided that it was time to claim his $270,000 prize from the Dominica National Lottery (DNL) following a national plea for the lucky ticket holder to claim their prize earlier this month.

Joseph Samuel is now an elated winner and the first for the year for Dominica in the Super Six games.

He bought his ticket on November 14th 2014 at a shop in Grand Bay.

“I bought the ticket and I just dropped it on my seat,” Samuel said at the brief ceremony earlier today, adding that “when I heard the numbers the morning, when I looked I saw it.”

The winner did not reveal any plans for the newly acquired funds and admitted that he is a regular player.

“When I play, I play with trust and confidence,” he stated, adding that he will continue to play the game.

“I will continue to play indefinitely as long as I can, I will play, a win is a win, a must win is a must win.”

Marketing Manager at the DNL, Ken George, said the winner has 90 days (3 months) to claim the prize; it should be redeemed as soon as possible.

He said that Samuel is “indeed extremely happy to be our first Super 6 winner for 2014.”

During the year, there were four winners in the Super Six game in the playing countries of the Wind Ward Islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Dominica and St. Lucia.

Three winners went to St Lucia and the fourth to Dominica.

According to the DNL website, the game was introduced to the public on December 12th 2005 and replaced the multi-jurisdictional game WinLotto.

The Super Six game carries a starting jackpot of $200,000 and players choose six numbers between 1 and 28.

It is played two times a week and each ticket costs $3.

In 2014, the Dominica National Lottery paid out $1.8 million in cash prizes and over $50,000 in promotional prizes.

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  1. Duncekyat
    December 31, 2014

    Congratulations sir. Enjoy your bounty, but remember to save/invest some for a rainy day. And be prepared to see your family members/”friends” multiply like bacteria on poisson pourri.

  2. Niece from Grand Bay
    December 31, 2014

    Uncle Joe, What rass tell you is so right. Do not squander today and tomorrow you are scrunting like scrunter. You will spend all on the Grand Bay girls then when the money is finished they will leave you high and dry. They are not nice, at least a lot of them. Save some for later. Only God knows how long you will leave.

    • E. Manon
      December 31, 2014

      Hell no, he is my uncle first. Mamzelle you better get to the back of the line tann so l can collect my inheritance while the bullo still fat.

  3. The Facts
    December 31, 2014

    After DNO’s relevant article, I read of the plea for the winner to come forward in a Toronto Caribbean Newspaper. I discussed it with a friend from Grand Bay who had visited D/ca.
    He is fortunate to have won and no doubt is envied, even by us in Canada. :lol: So far some of us are not so fortunate to win a jackpot. We are hoping. I will inform the Grand Bay friend who may know him.
    He should spend some and keep a few dollars for rainy days. He should also ensure that he does not carry around a lot of money – on him and to be careful with especially new found friends. Aside from those who know him, he should try not to divulge being a lottery winner to strangers.
    I wish him well with health and strength to enjoy his winnings. Pray to God for that and also protection. Spend it wisely and also give some to charity as also your church. God will be pleased with this godly generosity for God loves a cheerful giver. God bless you!

    December 30, 2014

    Get ready for 50 new cousins, brothers ,sister weekly.

  5. December 30, 2014

    “I will continue to play indefinitely as long as I can, I will play, a win is a win, a must win is a must win.”–News Article

    Mister Samuel, just do not spend it trying to win again, it is not easy for a person to win the grand prize, of money, more than once. Instead, try to share some of it with your loved once and close relatives and friends–God will be happy with you for doing that.

  6. DT.
    December 30, 2014

    Well Pap’s you better leave Grandbay before they run you down congrat’s : :lol:

    • The Facts
      December 31, 2014

      Let us hope this does not happen. He should not carry a lot of money on him. Even though he will spend some of it, do not make it look conspicuous.

  7. Cyrique
    December 30, 2014

    Boy!! Life begins after 74!!! Congratulations Mr Joe!! Enjoy your winnings. Give something to charity and you’ll enjoy it more. God bless.

  8. grell
    December 30, 2014

    Mr Samuel dont let the young girls of grandbay eat your money,they good for that,put your money away for when you get older to be taken care of sir.

    • rass
      December 30, 2014

      You telling a 74 year old man to put his money away until he get older, why? for his family to put it in his coffin. the man need to enjoy life before it’s too late, how older can he get? LOL.

    • December 30, 2014

      @grell December 30, 2014

      Put the money away for when! I would think that at 74 years, he is old enough to enjoy the rest of his days on earth by doing the things that will make him happy, through the use of the money–don’t you think so.

    • fabric
      December 30, 2014

      Good point grell. what if he lives another 20 years and the money finishes in less than 10 years? Then he cannot even pay someone to take care of him. sir invest.

  9. December 30, 2014

    Never too late nor too old to get your blessings. Paps congratulations to you and do spend your money wisely. Put it into good use. Friends and families is gonna pop up from all directions.

    • The Facts
      December 31, 2014

      Yes! They are plenty when the purse is full. He must beware of that. He must also not be penny wise pound foolish – cents and dollars.

  10. My uncle
    December 30, 2014

    congrats uncle Joe. When is the party :) I coming wee

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