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Retired mason lucky number seven

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Retired mason lucky number seven

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A $200 A WEEK investment has paid off in a big way for a St Philip man.

Merville Als, a 76-year-old retired mason of Ruby, is Barbados’ latest millionaire, winning the Super Lotto jackpot of $3 110 000. He collected his winnings yesterday at the Gtech office in Independence Square, The City.

Als said he had been playing Super Lotto “since its inception” in 2009, spending up to $200 a week. He bought his ticket on March 6 from the Sol station in Six Roads, St Philip.

He said he was going to use part of his winnings to help out his family – three children and three grandchildren. He added that he had no intention of stopping playing as he “would like to win it again”.

Als is the seventh local person to win a million dollars or more in the lottery. There have been 11 million-dollar winners in the Caribbean in all. (CA)