King is newest millionaire
Barbados’ latest Super Lotto winner, Trevor King, collected his winnings of $3 870 000 yesterday.
And while the 61-year-old did not have much to say, he made it clear he was an ardent gambler and would continue to play the game.
King is the seventh winner of the game that was introduced four years ago in eight Caribbean territories. His winning numbers were 1, 9, 11, 14, 26 with the Super Ball number 6 from a quick pick ticket purchased at the KG’s minimart in Kingsland, Christ Church, on August 2, 2013.
Shortly before collecting his cheque, the father of three told the media he would be “behind” his children as they took charge in spending the winnings for him.
Asked how often he played the game, the carpenter said: “I can’t count, I just buy tickets . . . . If you give me money, now I go and spend it.”
He said he had been buying lottery tickets for as long as he could remember.
Celita Lewis said when her father learnt of his winnings he was calm. “It did not faze him,” she said.
King added that after realizing he had won the Super Lotto he went to sleep “as normal”.
King’s winning came in the 402nd draw. His winning brings to three the number of Barbadians who have won. Jamaica also had three winners and one winner has come from St Martin. (MM)