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Aug 22, 2012

Fantasy 5 gives a large cheque to its winner!

Twenty-seven year old Ronny Hernandez skipped work and hightailed it from Corozal to Belize City with his wife and two kids when he found out this morning that he had won Tuesday night’s Fantasy Five draw. At four hundred and sixty-eight thousand dollars, it’s the largest jackpot in the country’s history and it went to a deserving family from Santa Rita. Hernandez says he started buying Fantasy Five tickets because he kept hearing about the growing prize, but he never expected that in only a few months he’d be the lucky winner. With the three hundred and ninety-seven thousand, eight hundred dollars he takes home after taxes, Hernandez plans to pay his debts and build his family a new house.

 

Ronny Hernandez, Fantasy 5 Winner

Ronny Hernandez

“Nothing is like to be a great winner like taking that amount of money there. We have lot of plans, we have to think we done win already just go home and clear everything we could clear, build a house and have my family in there. Don’t think twice; luck is luck I tell everyone, somebody gonna win it but I neva know dah me. But I’m here right?”

 

Delahnie Bain

“So how did you find out that you won?”

 

Ronny Hernandez

“Well I was going to work with my little brother then I said today is Wednesday and they have Megabingo but I said I won’t buy that, I’m gonna buy my same Fantasy 5 if I noh win again. Then I went to the store and I tell the guy what number played, check it in the machine and he said no right deh mek ah check it for you. Den ih seh you win. I noh believe ah, you win ih seh, you win. I grab di ticket and I came home in di taxi. I called my wife and I told her go to my mother’s house right now and you will get the news, big surprise.”

 

Heidy Lopez

Heidy Lopez, Wife of Fantasy 5 Winner

“I mi lee bit nervous but I’m so happy, so happy that he win.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“Have you been playing also? You buy?”

 

Heidy Lopez

“Yes, sometimes when I have money I buy but when I noh got I noh got. But when I got I buy at least one or two.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“And did you ever expect this? I mean you guys are taking home a huge jackpot.”

 

Heidy Lopez

“Yes, we pray to God sometimes fi mek he win or me win fi buy a lot and build the house.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“Have you been buying since the start of the game?”

 

Ronny Hernandez

“Like four months. Four months I just start cause like I hear rumors all bout when I go work, Fantasy 5 is growing, growing then I start to buy. I neva know bout dis game. I win di prize already, I neva know ih so high.”

 

Delahnie Bain

“Do you choose your numbers or get the quick pick?”

 

Ronny Hernandez

“I used to buy four quick pick, five quick pick but I stop. I noh di win nothing like dat I seh so I wah choose my own numbers and that’s it. That was the luck, instead ah five, I buy only two and at last ih play den. I neva know.”

 

The winning numbers were nineteen, one, nine, six and twenty.  The free ticket letter was M and Hernandez won that also.

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1 Response for “Fantasy 5 gives a large cheque to its winner!”

  1. BMNJ says:

    Congratulations and spend the money wisely.

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