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Jul 7, 2015

Belize City Resident Wins $500,000 from Mek Mi Rich

The Mek Mi Rich Game Show was introduced to the country nine months ago with a jackpot of half a million dollars. The televised game show plays three times weekly and has finally produced a winner. Last Thursday, after several easy to win challenges and promotions of one thousand and five thousand dollars cash prizes, the jackpot was won by a Belize City resident from Banak Street. The single mother and housewife, after taxes, took home four hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars. At a press briefing held this afternoon at the Ramada Belize City Princess, Josephine Humes was handed literally a big cheque. So what would she do with a half a million dollars?

 

Josephine Humes, $500,000 Winner, Mek Mi Rich

“First of all, thanks to the good lord for giving me this blessing. I am so happy. First time I ever won anything like this.”

 

Duane Moody

“Talk to us about picking those lucky numbers.”

 

Josephine Humes

Josephine Humes

“Well dah quick pick; dah just three quick pick and out of that three quick pick one of them was the winning ticket.”

 

Duane Moody

“How long were you buying?”

 

Josephine Humes

“From it start; from it start.”

 

Reporter

“Were you ever doubtful?”

 

Josephine Humes

“Never, whenever it come on, I said I woulda say I wah get it. If noh the thousand, the five thousand…but I couldn’t believe it is the five hundred thousand.”

 

Reporter

“What are your plans to do with the money?”

 

Josephine Humes

“Well, my house first because I am paying house rent right now. And then my grandson just will be starting to go to college so that will be for him.”

 

Reporter

“What was your reaction when you heard the news?”

 

Josephine Humes

“Happy, happy, happy, happy. I couldn’t know weh to put myself.”

 

Reporter

“Will you keep on playing?”

 

Josephine Humes

“I will.”

 

Dillon Jones

Dillon Jones, Host, Mek Mi Rich

“Miss Humes take home will be four hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars after he finish paying the government percentage. So you do the math.”

 

Duane Moody

“Dillon, it’s been almost a year since Mek Mi Rich has been available to the public. Talk to us about monies being given out because we know you guys had several program that you did in which you gave back to the community.”

 

Dillon Jones

“The game was structured to of course make someone rich. It is not every day you spend three dollars in Belize and you come up on five hundred thousand dollars. But it’s a real lucky game and the producers have designed the game in a way that people can have fun. You can sit at home and look on somebody eat pepper and drink some habanero for a hundred or fifty dollars and basically to change the face of entertainment and lottery in Belize other than just the fifteen minutes and draw and then you hear somebody win and then nobody collects it. This is not that; this is real. We have the lucky grand on Thursday nights where once you purchase a number from eight to eight-fifteen, you are entitled to get in that night draw for one thousand dollars. So somebody will win one thousand dollars every week on Mek Mi Rich.”

 

The winning numbers were thirty, fourteen, twenty-eight, thirteen and the hot ball was three. 

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2 Responses for “Belize City Resident Wins $500,000 from Mek Mi Rich”

  1. sly deceiver says:

    I wanted to win:-(

  2. Kriol Chicken says:

    Good for her! I hope nothing bad happens to her and she stays safe.

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