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Mar 29, 2012

Lotto’s Big Winner

A Belize City housewife is the latest Lotto jackpot winner. On Wednesday night, the numbers 05-13-19-27-29 were selected as the winning ticket for the fifty-five thousand dollar jackpot. Cecilia Thurton, the mother of one, told us that she’ll be investing her winnings in her son’s education.

 

Andrea Polanco

“You’re the lucky winner of the lotto jackpot, what’s the feeling like at this moment?”

 

Cecilia Thurton, Lotto Jackpot Winner

“Umm, it’s okay, I guess. That’s about it; not excited or anything, just yeah, okay, good.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So tell us about the numbers; how did you pick them out?”

 

Cecilia Thurton

Cecilia Thurton

“It was a quick pick, yes, and I believe the store’s name was Faber’s Snack shop.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Now that you’ve won, have you decided what you’re going to do with your winnings?”

 

Cecilia Thurton

“Yeah, it’s going to my son’s education.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“How did you find out that you’re the winner?”

 

Cecilia Thurton

“I was watching the lotto numbers drawn last night.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Are you a regular lotto buyer; will you continue?”

 

Cecilia Thurton

“Yes, I’ve been buying since it began and I will keep buying.”

 

After taxes, Thurton takes home forty six thousand and seven hundred and fifty dollars. The Lotto Office says that the winner of the March twenty-first one hundred twenty seven thousand and five dollars lotto jackpot still hasn’t claimed his or her winnings.

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