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Jamaica has new super millionaire

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 5:00 AM

ONE LUCKY person picked the right numbers in St Elizabeth to become Jamaica's newest multimillionaire.

Supreme Ventures Limited, on Saturday, revealed that the Super Lotto Jackpot for Saturday night's draw number 588, in the amount of J$196.5 million, was hit by a player in Jamaica.

"One lucky person with a J$200 ticket purchased in St Elizabeth, won the split price amount of the Super Lotto Jackpot 07, 12, 13, 24, 30, and Super Ball 03," SVL said in a release. "This Super Lotto player won $117.9 million, or the United States dollar equivalent of $1.02 million."

The win represents the fourth for Jamaica, but one previous winner lost out after failing to turn up with the winning ticket in the required time.

SVL started selling tickets on August 25, 2009, for the Super Lotto multi-jurisdictional game, which is the first game of its kind in the Caribbean and Latin America. The participating territories are Jamaica, Barbados, St Kitts & Nevis, Anguilla, Antigua, St Maarten, Paraguay, and the US Virgin Islands. In addition to Jamaica, the game has also produced winners in St Maarten and Barbados, respectively.