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Feb 18, 2002

Student cracks Lotto jackpot

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A U.B. student is the youngest Belizean ever to win the lotto jackpot. On Saturday night, twenty year old Susan Ferguson was the lucky person with the right combination to claim a sixty-seven thousand dollar cash prize. An elated Ferguson told News 5 this afternoon that she never dreamed that one of the two tickets she bought would earn her all that money.

Susan Ferguson

“Shocked, surprised, didn’t believe at first.”

Ann-Marie Williams

“How many tickets did you purchase?”

Susan Ferguson

“About two, quick pick.”

Ann-Marie Williams

“Any immediate plans as to what you’ll do with the money?”

Susan Ferguson

“First I will pay off some bills and made an improvement in my business, Ferguson Digital Image, and deposit the rest and probably help out some families.”

After a fifteen percent tax deduction, Ferguson takes home just over fifty-seven thousand dollars.

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