Layou woman wins DNL Power Ball

The winner (left) received her winning on Wednesday
The winner (left) received her winning on Wednesday

Emilia David, of Layou, has won $107,838 in the Power Ball draw of the Dominica National Lottery (DNL).

The 30-year-old became the first to win the Top Prize in one year and six months, during the Power Ball final draw on March 30. She hopes to give a child a five-year scholarship from her winning.

The elated winner, at a press conference on Wednesday, encouraged everyone to take a chance and participate in the lottery.

“I feel elated, excited, happy. [I] didn’t expect it, but, I won it and I’m glad,” she said. “I would like to encourage everyone to play the lotto and it’s not a game for the grown folks alone, young people can win it because I did it. Just play lotto, and maybe you’ll win.”

David then revealed her immediate plans for her winnings.

“I plan on furthering my education. And, one other thing I want to do is, seeing that we have a Titiwi scholarship going on in Layou, I think that I can give one child a scholarship in my community, for five years,” she said.

DNL Marketing Manager, Ken George, congratulated the winner and urged adults of all ages to participate in the games offered by the organization.

George encouraged everyone to take part in the lotto
George encouraged everyone to take part in the lotto

“That’s the kind of achievement that we feel very proud of at the National Lottery, when we know that people participate in our games,” he stated. “As we know, the games of Dominica National Lottery are available for not minors, but for adult, young people, seniors. And, no one can prevent you from winning, as long as you participate in our games.”

The DNL recently sponsored the lighting of five playing fields in rural areas.

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  1. Face the Facts
    April 10, 2016

    Some people do not like good things to be stated. They always criticize and contradict. Bitter and sad sacks, eh? Not happy people. Too bad for you.
    Think who is happy and peaceful and laughs best.

  2. MIA
    April 8, 2016

    Always remember that everything God gives you belongs to Him, not you. God’s financial blessing is a very serious responsibility, and it’s not just fun money to be used as you want. Freely you’ve received, so freely give as God directs you to and everything else will work out.

    Keep things as private as possible. If God blesses you financially don’t tell anyone else unless God expressly tells you to because once you tell even one person they will run to tell everyone else, and all of the sudden everyone will see you as a wallet, not as you anymore.

    Give anonymously. If someone knows that a financial gift came from you then they will always look to you rather than God to meet their financial needs. Set up an anonymous charity bank account

    God blessings to you young lady and stay focus

    • Floridian Diaspora
      April 8, 2016

      I agree with everything you said except that there isn’t any money to share. How far you think 100,000 can go in Dominica? You forget King Pharaoh and Zacchaeus raising up taxes while lessening our pay everyday?

  3. Face the Facts
    April 8, 2016

    For further information, some years ago I read in a Toronto newspaper: If you win the lottery, do not commence spending it right away. Withdraw $10,000 and go on a three-months holiday to clear your head from this winning. :lol: While on the holiday decide how you will spend it.
    Some people get excited and will commence spending it and giving some away. In this manner, you have the opportunity to think.
    I kept the copy. I love to keep interesting articles and also for future reference to also give copies to some people.
    I also read a man won approximately $100,000 and spent it all on himself and others. A newspaper reporter said, he did not have a 0.25 cents to as much as buy a cup of coffee. He bought him one. As I have stated the stories are many.
    When you win, do give some away to a worthy cause as to charities of your choice and some well-deserving family and friends. However, spend it wisely that you are not left with nothing.
    God bless!

  4. Face the Facts
    April 7, 2016

    Please permit me to share this with you. I have no idea if anyone of you heard or read about it. A few years ago a black woman who resides in Ontario won $10M in the lottery.
    What ensued, she bought some homes for friends and charged them very little money. She took some trips. Probably a few years later she was broke and living from pay cheque to pay cheque. She is now residing in an apartment and is working. Her friends used her.
    The only money which is left is the amount she placed in trust for her children which she cannot touch. It is for them when they become a certain age.
    I read it on the internet. I also saved a copy. I also copied a few articles of people who won and what happened to them. The ending of these were very sad. Some used the money on drugs. One who won was a pastor who committed suicide. Some of these incidents occurred in the U.S. Canada has its share as well.
    Just remember this if you ever win the lottery or some of it.

  5. Face the Facts
    April 7, 2016

    Congratulations young lady. I am happy for you. I am always happy for those who are fortunate to win the lottery. I hope someday I will win the big one too. :lol:
    Spend it wisely. You are wise to do something good for another. This is how you could multiply your gift as God sees and takes note for “He loves a cheerful giver.”
    Be careful how you spend it otherwise. The saying, “Penny wise pound foolish” and “Friends and family are plenty when the purse is full.” Know your true family and your friends.
    Since you are still young, put away some for rainy days as also taking out an insurance policy where some of the money will be secure.
    I wish you God’s blessing and success in your studies. Keep well.

  6. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 7, 2016

    Great, nice going, spend it on yourself wisely, do not allow a Dominica man without a job robbed you of it all!

    When woman have money man like to tell them how beautiful they are, and how they love them, next thing you know is they use the three F’s on the woman: “Find you; Fool you; I doh can say what the other ‘F’ mean” by the time that is over dem boys take all de woman money and run eh!

    Woman usually do that to dumb to; one did that to me eh!


    • sappy
      April 7, 2016

      And i der planning to make a break wi 8-O

  7. April 7, 2016

    Why do they have to publish who won.? There should be a law to ban that. Let the recipient do her own publishing.mannnnnnnn

    • Face the Facts
      April 7, 2016

      We make the identical comment in Toronto/Canada. There are many stories and reasons why we think the names should not be published.
      It is a source of concern because everyone knows who won and the area where the winner resides. However, this is the rule of the Lottery Corporation. The public must be informed who won otherwise it could be said it is not true and they kept the money to themselves. This is the price for winning the lottery.

  8. KBCR
    April 7, 2016


  9. papa
    April 7, 2016

    Don’t let’s the guys fool u

    April 7, 2016

    please help me I have 12 children to feed

    • %
      April 7, 2016

      Go to your GOD Skerrit….This is the type of society he has created on island.!!!! A BEGGING SOCIETY!!!

      • Face the Facts
        April 7, 2016

        Where is your sense of humor? Do you think this person has 12 children?

    • AAGabriel
      April 8, 2016

      Beggar! Next time think if you can afford to have children… To top it all 12. Never heard of birth control? Worse than animals…

        April 11, 2016

        lmao :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 8, 2016

      This is the only patios word I am convinced I know, and so I will utilize to ask you if you are simply “sot” or you are confounded idiot!

      Can’t you read and understand what you read, I assume you are trying to beg for a handout from that woman. The same chances she had of winning the lottery, everybody in Dominica had the same chance.

      Did you play?

      If not; no point of you envying the woman! In regards to lady crazy Facts, all over the world when people win the lotto, as long as it is in the millions their names are mentioned in the news. In America by law their names must be made public, however, people are advised to change address, move to new locations.

      In Dominica it is not in the millions, but there is nothing wrong in publishing her name!

        April 11, 2016

        such idiots u really think I have 12 children :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

  11. Floridian diaspora
    April 7, 2016

    Nice!!! Good for you. Take that money and invest in a piece of land and or start a house because acquiring property in Dominica under normal circumstances is farfetched. No jobs!!! Remember???? Maybe you’re one of the fortunate few that have an income but still use this wisely because with Pharaoh in power it’s not easy

    • Yessa
      April 7, 2016

      Must you comment politically on everything lady?? If the story is about rat shit you would still have some political connotation. jeezz

      • ??????.....
        April 8, 2016

        True FloridIan Diaspora. In your head is full of politics that you must comment o everything politically. Emancipated yourself from political and mental slavery.

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