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Super lotto jackpot hits $250.5 million

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:01 AM

Supreme Ventures' multi-jurisdictional game, Super Lotto, is announcing that it has hit the $250 million mark, just in time to make someone happy for the season.

"It's the right season to buy those Super Lotto jackpot tickets. The game is an attractive proposition in itself, but a jackpot of this magnitude is even more enticing," said SVLAVP, group corporate communication, Simone Clarke-Cooper.

The Super Lotto, the first of its kind in the Caribbean, is similar to Powerball, Euromillions or Megamillions, in which sales in different jurisdictions are combined to facilitate jackpot prizes that have never been seen before. In order to win Super Lotto, players must choose five numbers and the Super Ball.

TWO PRICING OPTIONS

Players can purchase a $200 ticket that will entitle them to a portion of the jackpot, or a $300 ticket that will entitle them to the entire jackpot once taxes are withdrawn. Super Lotto is pari-mutuel, which means that the jackpot will be shared if there is more than one winner. If a player's selected numbers match the numbers drawn during the 8:30 p.m. Super Lotto draw, they must come forward with their signed winning ticket.

The latest Jamaican to walk away with a $250-million jackpot was Mr A. Murray in July, 2016. This year, a $313 million jackpot was shared by an Anguillan national and Mr W. Gordon from Jamaica. Mr Gordon won $117 million.

"We want to remind our customers that when they purchase tickets they are to keep them safe. If you win the jackpot but you must produce the winning, signed ticket. If you don't have a ticket, you simply do not have a chance," she said.

Super Lotto is sold simultaneously in Jamaica, Barbados, St Kitts & Nevis, Anguilla, Antigua, and St Maarten.