Wednesday 22 November, 2017

$151-m Lotto jackpot winner to buy house, take vacation

Lotto winner, W Cargill poses with a symbolic cheque representing the $151 million jackpot he won on May 6. Cargill, an avid player of Lotto for the past 20 years, purchased his winning ticket at the Supreme Ventures-owned Acropolis Gaming Lounge located on East Kings House Road. (PHOTO: SVL)

Lotto winner, W Cargill poses with a symbolic cheque representing the $151 million jackpot he won on May 6. Cargill, an avid player of Lotto for the past 20 years, purchased his winning ticket at the Supreme Ventures-owned Acropolis Gaming Lounge located on East Kings House Road. (PHOTO: SVL)

Winning a $151 million Lotto jackpot is meant to change one’s life and the latest jackpot winner, W Cargill is currently counting the ways his life will change.

Cargill hit it big when he won the Lotto draw for Saturday, May 6 with the lucky numbers 08 10 20 21 25 29.  

“I feel good. I’m the same person, I don’t consider myself a millionaire but I feel good,” he told Supreme Ventures executives when he visited the headquarters to collect his life-changing jackpot on Monday, May 15.

Whether he accepts his millionaire status or not, Cargill has admitted that his life will never be the same. The 52-year-old, who has been working for the past 35 years, says his future plans include a focus on investments and real estate.

Cargill purchased his winning ticket at the Supreme Ventures-owned Acropolis Gaming Lounge located on East Kings House Road. Having been an avid player of Lotto for the past 20 years, Cargill said he would normally wait a week after each draw doubting that he would actually win but for the May 6 draw, he checked the local papers the next day.

“I got up suddenly and checked the Sunday Gleaner for the numbers. The numbers in the paper matched the last ticket I had in the bunch and I said ‘wow!’ My wife asked me what happen and I said it can’t be real. I went upstairs and asked my stepdaughter to check it and then I asked a friend who used his phone to check it as well. I never dreamed of this happening to me. My life turn all kinds of different ways now,” he said.

Reflecting on his new-found wealth, Cargill said, “We’re going to be careful, take it one day at a time and do our thing. If you’re not careful you might find that it finishes so quickly and you won’t realize where it went,” he said.  

When asked about his immediate plans, Cargill said his first move will be to purchase a home and a sports utility vehicle, and take a family vacation.