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Jul 28, 2006

Betting game continues as Lotto continues to rise

Story PictureOn Saturday thousands of Belizeans will line up to place their bid for the record Lotto jackpot of one hundred and sixty seven thousand, five hundred dollars. One person who is hoping that lady luck smiles on him is Belize City resident Stuart Simmons. As he stood in line this afternoon, Simmons told us that on Wednesday he was just one number away from winning all the money. Simmons says he was almost overcome by excitement as he watched the drama of the draw unfold on television.

Jacqueline Godwin, Reporting
?How that mi feel as the first number played, the second, the third, the fourth??

Stuart Simmons, Almost Lotto winner
?I neva watch it the play, but dah when somebody tell me weh play ? I said I got ah. Lone a got ah.?

Jacqueline Godwin
?That is like more than luck I would say.?

Stuart Simmons
?Oh yeah.?

Jacqueline Godwin
?So how long have you been playing Lotto??

Stuart Simmons
?This from time in memorial. I mean from the start.?

Simmons’ close call rewarded him three hundred and sixty dollars.

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