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Feb 23, 1999

Man wins Lotto twice

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As astonishing as winning the Lotto is normally, it’s even more surprising when someone wins twice. In April of 1995 Ines Sanchez won the Lotto when it was at twenty-five thousand dollars, and while he was grateful, he never expected to win again. Well, maybe he did hope a little, after all he kept buying tickets. And win he did. Today the sixty-six year old Belmopan resident walked into the Lotto office to claim his check for thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars. He told News Five that this time his wife deserves the credit for picking the right numbers.

Ines Sanchez, $37,500 Lotto Winner

“My wife ring the hotline and you know we took down the numbers and she checked our ticket and found out that we won.

We just thought that it was good luck and good fortune because those things take long for you to win. But it’s my wife who really fix-up the numbers.

What we are going to do is some home improvements and buy a few things for the house and try to save the rest.”

After fifteen percent tax is taken out, Sanchez will take home thirty one thousand eight hundred and seventy five dollars. The Lotto now returns to twenty-five thousand dollars.


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