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Dec 14, 2021

Seine Bight Villager Wins $30K Just in Time for the Christmas

A visit to Belize City this morning by a Seine Bight resident has ended with big cash. Thelma Palacio arrived with her granddaughter, who has been her lucky charm. As they alighted the bus at the terminal, Palacio headed to a nearby shop to purchase three scratch-and-win tickets. One of those three-dollar tickets had a whopping thirty-thousand-dollar cash prize. In complete disbelief, she asked a couple of people if she indeed had won. A taxi operator quickly took her to the Scratch and Win Office to confirm her winnings. An excited Palacio told News Five today that “Crismus di coh!”


Voice of: Thelma Palacio, $30,000 Winner

“Coming from the bus station, I went to the drug store to drug store to buy some pills. I said no, I am going across to the Chinese place to buy some boledo. But when I got there, I changed my mind and bought scratch instead. The first one nothing, the second one nothing; the third one, I see the three numbers at the top. Comparing the numbers at the bottom, I said that’s twenty-eight right there so I supposed to win something. When I looked at the zeros, it is more than two zeros so I know that this is something big. I was so excited, there was a female passing and I said, “Miss could you look at this ticket with me? Did I win anything?” She said Miss You win thirty thousand [dollars].” Oh I could have seen Christmas. I was so happy, I know Christmas is here. And all my grandchildren, I’ll make their Christmas come true.”


Alex Gamero, Scratch & Win

Alex Gamero

“We are here to produce big winners and what better time to have somebody win thirty grand than right before Christmas. So I am super happy, we’re super happy for Thelma; it is just perfect time for her and her family. We have a line of new games which has the highest price payouts in the world. We have dollar tickets where you can win up to ten thousand; two-dollar tickets where you can win up to twenty-five thousand; five-dollar tickets which you can win up to a hundred thousand and of course, if you really want a life changing prize, we have ten-dollar tickets where you can two hundred and fifty thousand. I think everybody listening should ask themselves what would they do if they had two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in their pocket.”

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