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Super Lotto winner has 90 days to claim prize

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2011 | 9:00 AM

The Jamaican winner of the Super Lotto jackpot has 90 days to claim his winnings from Tuesday night's game draw of the Caribbean and Latin America lottery before his ticket becomes void.

Supreme Ventures Ltd (SVL), which sells local tickets for the multi-jurisdictional game, said the winning ticket for the $387-million Super Lotto jackpot for the game draw #214 on Tuesday was purchased in Manchester. However, up to press time, SVL did not pinpoint a specific location in the parish. The winning numbers were 5, 11, 20, 22, 31 and Super Ball 8.

The lucky winner purchased a split price option of $150, thereby getting a share of the pot in the amount of $232.2 million. However, Sonia Davidson, vice-president of group corporate communications at SVL, said the winner would take home less than that figure after the various taxes were deducted.

"We are still doing the computation with the taxes from the different territories. Apart from Jamaica's bet wins tax, there are also amounts that need to be taken out for the other regions, so we don't have a final figure right now," she stated.

Davidson is also urging the ticket holder to come into SVL's corporate office in New Kingston to claim the prize as soon as possible. The ticket becomes void after 90 days, as per the rules.

"We encourage the holder of the winning ticket to immediately write his or her name on the back and also place his/her signature in the space provided on the back of the ticket. All efforts should be made to come in quickly with the ticket, as we would not want to have that ticket damaged in any way before the holder comes in to claim the prize," noted Davidson.