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Cash Pot Takes Over Streets Of Downtown, Kingston

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Excited patrons scramble to get a glimpse of the action during the recent ‘Cash Pot in the Streets’ promotion.

Excitement and anticipation filled the air in downtown Kingston last Friday, as the Supreme Ventures 'Cash Pot in the Streets' made its first stop. The promotion was the first of several which will be held across the island between now and December.

Gaming fans and curious onlookers converged on the well-known gathering spot on Orange Street known as 'Big Tree', to see what prizes and surprises the team had in store for their loyal customers. Under the promotion, persons who purchased a Cash Pot ticket of $200 or more could enter for a chance to dip into the jumbo Cash Pot cauldron for prizes that ranged from branded items, small appliances, gift certificates to on-the-spot cash prizes.

One of the day's winners, Sasha-Gaye Grant, admitted to playing the Cash Pot game for 15 years, as she held on tightly to her box of newly won prizes.

"This is my month and Sunday (last week) is my birthday. Cash Pot give me my present, see my DVD here and my hot plate. I won't stop playing Cash Pot, even when I don't win I'll still buy it."

The first leg of the Cash Pot deejay song competition also kicked off, accompanied by dance-offs between patrons old and young that whipped the audience into a frenzy.

RJR 94FM's afternoon mavericks, Action and Burgerman, held the fort in radio land with a three-hour outside broadcast that captured all the action on stage.

Diahann Guy, corporate communications planning and activation manager, was more than pleased with the turnout.

"The turnout for today, our first day, was really, really great. We truly appreciate our loyal Cash Pot players and welcomed the opportunity to give them even more ways to win today. We can't wait to get into the other towns we have lined up."

'Cash Pot in the Streets' makes its next stop in Mandeville, Manchester, on November 5; Sav-la-Mar, Westmoreland, on November 12; Ocho Rios in St Ann on November 18. The promotion concludes with a huge finale on December 2 at Mandela Park, Half-Way Tree. Up to $7 million dollars in cash and prizes will be up for grabs during the 'Cash Pot in the Streets' promotion.