Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) is going all out to ensure the current Super Lotto winner is found.
For the second consecutive jackpot, this one worth J$186.6 million, a winner is nowhere to be seen. The deadline for this winner is March 28. The winning ticket was purchased on December 28 at Nicey Nicey's Bar and Grill in ByndLoss District, Linstead, St Catherine. The winning numbers are 01, 03, 05, 07, 16 and Super Ball 10. In an unprecedented move, SVL recently hosted an activity at the winning location. A town-crier was also sent out through neighbouring districts asking residents to search for the winning ticket. Sonia Davidson, SVL's vice-president of Group Corporate Communications confirmed this was the first time the company was using this method.
"It's been almost two months since the draw for this Super Lotto Jackpot. It's highly unusual for a Jackpot winner of any kind not to turn up or make contact after such a long time," she said. Davidson said the company is anxious to use every opportunity to raise the awareness of persons to check their tickets and claim the prize. If not claimed, this would be the second Super Lotto jackpot won in Jamaica that would have gone unpaid. The Gleaner asked whether there was a fear the public may now be skeptical there are any actual winners of SVL's biggest jackpot game.
"Not a fear, really, but a wish that there can be positive publicity of such an outstanding prize," Davidson said. Llewellyn Spaulding, owner of the bar, noted his grandmother-in-law passed away before the draw, so many family members and friends from overseas and Jamaica came by. Spaulding believes the winner could easily be a relative or family friend. The winner may also be a resident of the ByndLoss district who is a regular customer at the establishment.
"You have to pass through ByndLoss to get to a number of other areas," noted Davidson, adding it wouldn't hurt for people to dig up all those old tickets from purses, suitcases, travel bags, pants and jacket pockets.
"You never know, you could very well be the Super Lotto millionaire!" Davidson said. The company would continue to use the town crier and "any other method available to continue spreading the message before the last date for validation".
Super Lotto numbers are drawn live on television on Tuesdays and Fridays in the Dominican Republic, followed by Jamaica's broadcast at 9:30 p.m. on CVM and IRIE FM. The game is currently played in seven other Caribbean countries, including Barbados, Anguilla, St Maarten, and the US Virgin Islands.