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May 31, 2012

Belize River Valley resident wins the Lotto!

A thirty-four year old mother of one from the Belize River Valley is the happy winner of the latest Lotto draw. Betty Rowland was listening to the live draw as the numbers eight, seventeen, twenty, twenty-two and twenty-eight were called for the jackpot of one hundred and ten thousand dollars. Even though she heard it herself, the lucky winner was in still in disbelief about winning. Rowland says she usually buys multiple tickets, but only purchased a single quick pick for Wednesday night’s draw and that did the trick. She wasted no time claiming her prize and spoke to News Five at the Tropical Gaming office today.

 

Betty Rowland, $110,000 Lotto Winner

“I was listening to the numbers playing on the radio on Love F.M.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“And what was your reaction when you heard your numbers?”

 

Betty Rowland

“Well, at first I couldn’t believe it. I had to check the tickets again but it was quite a happy feeling.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“How did you choose your numbers?”

 

Betty Rowland

Betty Rowland

“Actually, it was the quick pick.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“Are you a frequent Lotto buyer?”

 

Betty Rowland

“Yes, quite frequent.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“Have you decided yet what this money will be used for?”

 

Betty Rowland

“Probably education and a house.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“Can I ask how many kids you have?”

 

Betty Rowland

“I have one kid.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“Lucky kid then. So you’ll continue buying lotto?”

 

Betty Rowland

“Probably.”

 

After taxes Rowland received a cheque for ninety-three thousand, five hundred dollars.

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