Cottage man wins lottery jackpot

The winner, center, receives his prize
Andre Romain, center, receives his prize

A man from Cottage is now $245,000 richer after he  won the Super-six jackpot of the Dominica National Lottery.

Andre Romain, 67, grabbed the jackpot after “quite a few years” of consistent playing.

He is the first winner of the jackpot this year.

When he went to collect his prize on Friday Romain told reporters that he has beeing playing faithfully every Wednesday at the same location, Anita Austrie’s Place, in Cottage.

“I never gave up  … I keep buying once a week every Wednesday I buy … I heard the number came out and I went an check and I was the winner and I said ‘what?!’” he stated.  “First time in my life I have ever won anything … Thank god.”

He explained that he always plays Quick Pick, “or usually when I do I replay for about six weeks and at the end of six weeks I try different numbers.”

“Always quick pick and one place every time I won’t buy any where else,” Romain noted.

Romain also encouraged other players to keep playing and never give up. “I think you should play whenever you can I think it’s very important,” he said.

He said the money came in at the right time. “I got some bills to pay and I got a structure that I am building … it came in just handy, I can tell you that,” he remarked.

The Super Six has been won in four other countries. Twice in St. Vincent, once in Grenada and once in St. Lucia.

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69 Comments

  1. smite
    June 16, 2013

    congrats. do something good and allow it to make more for you. wish you all the best in these hard times.

  2. van
    June 15, 2013

    Congratulations to the winner

  3. Anonymous
    June 15, 2013

    How much money

    • Informed
      June 16, 2013

      Saqway Sot,,,,,U dun see the amount dere? :-|

      • Justice and Truth
        June 17, 2013

        :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  4. June 15, 2013

    Very, very happy for you bro…now suddenly everybody is your very good friend, cousin or a cousin of some nenen :roll: even to fix cottage which I’m sure if it was their money they wouldn’t even think about cottage…this is hilarious!…leave the man in peace… :!:

  5. Malgraysa
    June 15, 2013

    Good luck mr. Romain. I’m happy for you. Go and enjoy it. By the way, are these locks real, very impressive.

  6. doh do dat
    June 15, 2013

    My brother cousin aunty pawen uncle aunty child win. I betta go see him soon.

    • Justice and Truth
      June 17, 2013

      :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • I love my people
      June 17, 2013

      No is my brother cousin aunty pawen uncle aunty child father :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

      • I love my people
        June 17, 2013

        …so I will reach before you :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

      • June 17, 2013

        crazy hilarious!!!!…lmao :lol:

  7. June 15, 2013

    Congratulations to the winner! :mrgreen:

  8. old man
    June 15, 2013

    now all u know is all you cousin. He win a money so now people know him. Sir do what u have to do.know ur friends and family.

  9. BRAIN DAMAGE
    June 14, 2013

    Parren is you that. Happy Fathers Day. See you this week end.

    • Justice and Truth
      June 17, 2013

      :lol: :lol: :lol:

  10. Itassi says, we fed up too
    June 14, 2013

    I have a strong feeling that man is my pawen u know. Boy wat is his skype name. Lol

    • Justice and Truth
      June 17, 2013

      New found rich relative? :lol: :lol: :lol:

  11. Friend
    June 14, 2013

    Congratulations, you are a good man you surely deserve it!

  12. Rita
    June 14, 2013

    Congrats Dear…..

  13. Justice and Truth
    June 14, 2013

    Congratulations on your winnings. Since it came in handy just when you needed it, it appears that you will spend it wisely. I wish you good luck!

  14. Vincy
    June 14, 2013

    I there searching for my tickets thinking is me that win and the winner all the way back home wi…lol. up till now I still cannot tell if I won 3 or 4 numbers because tickets went for a stroll.

  15. Not dumb
    June 14, 2013

    Typo. I know my cous not afraid to daymootay one

  16. Not dumb
    June 14, 2013

    So is sort the man sort so to keep money at his home for those vieux voleur dominique? Tell a thief try and go there see if they leaving there nuh. 8 know my cousin doh fraid to daymootay one. Congrats cous. Happy for you

  17. lovemyisland
    June 14, 2013

    good luck sir, and make sure you manage your money for yourself, it have plenty professional volehs out there in jacket and tie

  18. pascal
    June 14, 2013

    congrats to you… :-D :-D :-D

  19. Red Rose
    June 14, 2013

    Congrats, Sir! Spend it wisely.

  20. June 14, 2013

    MR IS MY COUSIN. MY GRANDFATHER’S GIRLFRIEND MA SHOWSHOW WHO PASSED DECADES AGO IS CLOSELY RELATED TO MR. ANYWAY, I WANT A TREATFROM MY COUSIN IN COTTAGE.

  21. andre romain jr
    June 14, 2013

    dad, you didnot swear me for 18 years i can forgive u if you comes up

    pass an easy 80 grand and we cool

    happy fathers day

  22. seabees
    June 14, 2013

    any more cousins?

  23. dee
    June 14, 2013

    Congratulation Sir please make good use of you wining it’s only a dollar and a dream, you must be in to win it.

  24. Oh My...
    June 14, 2013

    Awaiting moderation DNO….HMMM!!

  25. Anonymous
    June 14, 2013

    poor man everyone will be flocking around him asking him for this and that I feel that the identity of winners should not be advertised .

  26. Oh My...
    June 14, 2013

    I am your long lost cousin by my mother side… we need to reconnect. We needed to do that from since Friday…How you been?? What is your number again cuz?? Neways congrats!!!

  27. June 14, 2013

    now reggie have help to fix the road in cottage and gold sponsore of fet cottage

    • lovemyisland
      June 14, 2013

      on the man account then, ah ah i find you well impossible

    • Anonymous
      June 14, 2013

      Are you serious now?…it will take alot more to fix cottage road…the jackpot is not a whole lot of money :roll:

    • 4eyes
      June 14, 2013

      u making me laugh

    • June 14, 2013

      Are you serious now?…You are only saying that because it’s not your money…I’ll bet if you were the winner you wouldn’t even think of cottage… :roll: Leave the man in peace…

    • Anonymous
      June 15, 2013

      Little do you know ! Shut ur crappy mouth… Didn’t u read what the man said ! He has bills and he is in the process of completing a structure ! So how his personal money can go to fixing gov’t road .. Gov’t has already alloted 1million for the road n the man didn’t even win yet.. Moreover Cottage fete had it’s budget and sponsors before the man win so when u don’t know crapdon’t say shit!

  28. Tri-State Beauty
    June 14, 2013

    He looking like my pawen eh. Congrats sir, use your money wisely.

  29. Dorival John
    June 14, 2013

    Mister is my nenen cousin you know.

    I must check him

    • OVERSEAS
      June 14, 2013

      LOL

    • kiki
      June 14, 2013

      lol lol mine too wi

    • Justice and Truth
      June 14, 2013

      Make me laugh! :lol: :lol: :lol:
      Family and friends are plenty when the purse is full. :lol: :lol: :lol:
      He may have a celebration party and will invite you to it. :lol: :lol: :lol:
      If you’re lucky you will get a few dollars. Good luck! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • village girl
      June 15, 2013

      :-P :-P :-P my pawee cousin too :-D :-D :-D :-P

  30. gwaj
    June 14, 2013

    Aye, look at my cousin. I always had loved my big cousin eh. Doh forget me eh! LOL Congrats padnah!

  31. joy
    June 14, 2013

    the name of the winner must be published,read behind the lotto ticket.

    • RBX
      June 14, 2013

      The winner doesn’t have to have their name published if they don’t want to. It’s not an obligation

  32. Anonymous
    June 14, 2013

    I wish i could double click like on love Dominica’s comment but if I might add I believe that somewhere on the ticket gives the lottery commission the authority to publish the name and to take photos. I might be wrong but I think that’s the case.

  33. 2 CuTe
    June 14, 2013

    Ill have to buy one every thursday wi pal…Congrats Sir ! and dont get new friends … :-D

    • 2 CuTe
      June 14, 2013

      I meant Wednesday !

  34. love dominica
    June 14, 2013

    u all have the man his name on news like that. with all that crime that happenin n thives all about. he must b careful. good luck.

    • DA2NYC
      June 14, 2013

      It’s so sad when it’s only one way we DA people can think. THE NEGATIVE!! It’s time we take that chip off our shoulders and LIVE. It’s time we embrace LIFE and our Country with all it’s challenges, positives and negatives, and behave like we belong. Belong in that FINITE journey here on earth.

      God it can be so depressing reading comments on this news blog. You just took a happy moment for this gentleman and turned it so sad. Only we DA people can do that. SMH!!

    • Anonymous
      June 14, 2013

      It is stipulation by the Dominica lottery to publicize whoever wins. It is publicity for them to encourage other people to play.

      If you don’t want to be in the public eyes when you win, don’t play.

      • Anonymous
        June 14, 2013

        That comment does not even make sence. Isn’t the name publicized? What do people want from this man. Anyone could have won, would these comments be the same? There are other winners like the one in Bagatelle who won $230,000. What’s the difference? Was his name publicized? God is in control, it was their turn maybe yours will come.

    • Justice and Truth
      June 14, 2013

      You are correct. He is known in his village. He really has to be careful. Unfortunately, his name and picture must be published but not his exact address. In this manner the public will know that someone did in fact win it.

  35. Just Saying
    June 14, 2013

    AA, cousin! Is you that win dere nah?! What’s your phone number again … :lol:
    Anyway sir – congratulations!

    • MUDD
      June 14, 2013

      Right away is your cousin. If it was a crime he had committed you would not have said that but is money you say that.

      • info
        June 14, 2013

        jeeezz!! can’t see a joke if it hit you in the face can you??

      • claire
        June 14, 2013

        that was a joke did you not read the end of the comment where is your sense of humor just laugh it

      • Creole!!
        June 14, 2013

        Come on!! add some humor to this.

      • Anonymous
        June 14, 2013

        come on, you’re too uptight, can’t you see that people are just cracking a joke. Lighten up, and enjoy the fun

      • Justice and Truth
        June 14, 2013

        You never know. He could have stated it as well. :)

      • village girl
        June 15, 2013

        it’s a joke sot…stupes

    • Bob-E
      June 14, 2013

      I do not know him from head to toe but i think he is my cousin too :). Congrats!!!

    • 12 loaves 12 fishes
      June 14, 2013

      011 696 HINT.

    • Justice and Truth
      June 14, 2013

      Some of you make me laugh. :lol: :lol: Look it up in the phone book or Google it. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  36. Elector
    June 14, 2013

    Congrats

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