PR – Mr. George Fisher, a retired teacher of Pomme Rose, St. David, has become the N.L.A.’s newest Lotto jackpot recipient, after winning the National Lotteries Authority’s (N.L.A.) Lotto game on Monday, 13th March 2023. The N.L.A. handed over the jackpot of EC$366,000 to Mr. Fisher’s representative on Wednesday, 22nd March 2023 at a ceremony held at its main office on the Carenage.
According to the N.L.A.’s Marketing Manager – Ms. Reecè Sam who chaired the event, “The last winner of a Lotto jackpot was Mr. Alwyn Tannis of River Sallee, St. Patrick. He won EC$150,000 on May 2nd, 2022. So, it was going on a year since we’ve had a winner, hence the size of Mr. Fisher’s winning. What is even more exciting: this jackpot is a pre-birthday gift since he will be celebrating his birthday on the 23rd of April.”
On handing over the prize cheque, the NLA’s General Manager – Ms. Cindy Henry spoke about the purpose of the N.L.A. and expressed her delight about the newest jackpot winner. She said, “We believe this winning will make a worthy contribution in the life of the winner, his family and community; and as such, I want to express heartfelt congratulations to Mr. George Fisher.”
Mr. Irvine Mitchell accepted the jackpot on behalf of Mr. Fisher. Upon accepting, Mr. Mitchell remarked, “I love sports and the N.L.A. is about supporting sports, nation-building and culture which is good for Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. As a result of that, I play. I play Lotto.” Mr. Mitchell, who stated that Mr. Fisher was his past teacher and his longstanding friend since childhood was expressive about his friend’s winning, He said, “As it relates to Mr. Fisher, I am very happy for him but I wish it was me. I know that he is a very wise man so I don’t think he will do anything foolish with the money.”
SOG Foods Inc., a lottery agent located at Calivigny, St. George, was recognised at the ceremony as the seller of the Lotto jackpot. Ms. Curllyann Francis received the certificate on behalf of the Agent. When asked how she felt about the business having sold the ticket that emerged as the winner of the jackpot, she responded, “It feels good!”
The highest Lotto jackpot ever paid out was $541,432 which was won by Mr. David Mc Farlene of Carriacou.