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Nov 15, 2011

Mega Bingo Winner gets over $100,000

Valda Riverol, a resident of Hall’s Layout in Corozal Town, is the latest winner of the coveted hundred and twenty-eight thousand, eight hundred and sixty dollar Mega Bingo Jackpot.  Riverol has been playing the game since it was introduced a little over a year ago and after hundreds of unsuccessful attempts she landed the winning ticket on Saturday night.  This morning, accompanied by her family, she showed up at the office of JD Financials to claim the grand prize.  Still in a state of disbelief Riverol and her daughter told News Five about the purchase of the winning ticket.

Valda Riverol, Winner, Mega Bingo Jackpot

“From when Mega Bingo start, I buy mega bingo.”

Isani Cayetano

“So over a year or so, you’ve been consistent with playing the game either weekly or every so often during the course of the week?”

Valda Riverol

Valda Riverol

“Yeah.”

Isani Cayetano

“How did you feel when the announcement was made that you won the jackpot?”

Valda Riverol

“I didn’t know that I won the jackpot until yesterday.”

Isani Cayetano

“What was that feeling like?”

Valda Riverol

“Well I still can’t believe it.”

Isani Cayetano

“What are you going to do with the money when it does dawn to you that you are the winner?”

Valda Riverol

“Well pay all the bills and save for vacations.”

Valda Riverol

Isani Cayetano

“Christmas is right around the corner. What’s your Christmas going to be like now that you are a couple hundred thousand dollars richer now?”

Valda Riverol

“That’s a nice Christmas for me—buy everything, paint my house, I don’t know.”

Valda Riverol, Daughter of Mega Bingo Jackpot Winner

“At first we didn’t know it won so we went to every single place to check the ticket and when we found it we couldn’t believe it and then we went to another one and it wasn’t working. We were still not sure until we came here today. so we are excited—a little bit nervous and excited.”

After taxes Riverol takes home a hundred and nine thousand, five hundred and thirty-one dollars.

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1 Response for “Mega Bingo Winner gets over $100,000”

  1. Juju says:

    Oh No! No more Mexican 6 pak for a while.

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