PHILIPSBURG–Four persons – one in St. Maarten and three in Antigua and Barbuda – made history when they won the Lucky Pick jackpot on the same day, September 18.
The four won came up with winning tickets totalling EC $152,000. Felix Charles, the “ecstatic winner” in St. Maarten, expressed excitement and happiness at his win and confirmed that he will continue playing, as he has done since 2014. Charles, a dedicated Lucky Pick player, has won smaller amounts in the past. “This win will allow me to pay my outstanding bills,” the 65-year-old father of “three grown children” said.
In Antigua and Barbuda, Cammile Alder-Waelen couldn’t contain her excitement. “When I saw the numbers and realised I had won, I cried ‘Amen,’” the 35-year-old mother of five said. She plans to use the money to support her daughter’s college tuition cost in the United Kingdom. However, despite the demands of her large family (her children are ages 19, 17, 10, 4 and 3 months) she also intends to save some money to enjoy for herself.
Keesh G. Depeza said, “I feel good about my win. It’s already in a savings account in the bank.” The 71-year-old Antigua and Barbuda native has been playing Lucky Pick “for a long time.”
Bevon Benjamin is the third Antiguan winner of the Pick 4 jackpot. The 67-year-old father of four says he will use his win to pay the bills, and to save.
What advice would the four happy winners give to other players? All four share Charles’ words: “Keep on playing. You never know when your time will come.”
Caribbean Lottery Site Operations Manager Paula Williams said this is an amazing quadruple win. “It’s quite remarkable. September 18 will remain as a historic date in the Caribbean Lottery calendar. We warmly congratulate all the winners and hope that they will enjoy the benefits with their families to the fullest,” Williams said.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/81616-four-hit-lucky-pick-jackpot-on-same-day