Local business man Jeffrey Johnson, 34, of Layou is now $225,000 richer.
Johnson was announced as the winner of the super6 Lottery draw on Wednesday. Johnson is the second super6 winner since Hurricane Maria in 2017 after Kerishia Eve Roberts of Portsmouth won last year.
He won the jackpot on the 21st of June when he purchased his ticket at a store in Roseau.
Mr. Johnson said he lost hope of ever winning this draw and he is therefore an elated winner.
“Well since after Maria it’s been a struggle and I must say I am very grateful and thankful that I’ve won this game because I have been playing it for many years and every time I getting five numbers I keep saying boy that super 6 not coming home. Anyway, I keep saying I going to stop but I never stopped, thanks to Ken. He always encourage me because I tell him Ken boy, I tired win five numbers and he say continue… one day,” Johnson recounts.
He encourages the general public to support the Dominica National Lottery (DNL) and to continue playing in hope of a big win.
“Keep winning four numbers and never doubt it. One day it will become a reality which has become a reality to me,” he advised.
Johnson said he is thankful for this win because he is now able to pay off some of his debts and to make his wife and family happy.
The Dominica National Loterry (DNL) encourages the public to continue to support their lottery product especially the super6 games.
This weekend in Dominica, DNL will be hosting the Windward Islands School Games which is sponsored by WINLOTT.
WINLOTT is the commission that hosts the super6 games in all four islands.
DNL says whenever Super6 is played, whatever is considered a good profit, will be going to good causes such as the islands school games and the under 19 tournaments in Dominica.
*Editors note* The DNL originally stated that Johnson was the first super 6 winner since hurricane Maria. This has since been corrected by their office.