Bridgetown, Barbados – May 09, 2018: A Super Lotto ticket matching five winning numbers, but missing the sixth Superball number, still put $20,000 into a grateful Deon Maloney’s pocket. 

“I realised I had five numbers and I double checked twice,” he said of the moment he realized he was a winner. “I had a normal reaction, but I was glad that I had finally won something after all these years of playing.” He has been playing Super Lotto, Mega 6, and Double Draw twice a week for the last couple of years. 

The money will come in very handy for the 48-year-old father of two, as it will help with his daughter’s university fees and assist him with clearing some of his other bills as well. The winning numbers were purchased via Quick Pick, which is when numbers are randomly selected by the lottery system. Maloney purchased his ticket at the popular Kirton Esso Gas Station & Food Mart in St. Philip.

Maloney received his cheque from Shelly-Ann Hee Chung, Site Operations Manager at the Barbados Lottery. “He came so close to hitting the [over $3M] Super Lotto Jackpot,” she said. “We are excited for him still. He has a good attitude and he’s happy, and that’s what matters to us.” Mrs. Hee Chung encouraged more people to play the variety of games offered, adding that the proceeds support many youth, sports and cultural programmes throughout the community, including The Barbados Cricket Association, Barbados Turf Club, Barbados Olympic Association and the National Sports Council.

“I won’t stop playing,” Maloney said, adding that this was his first win ever, and that there is more money to be won. 

Participating territories in the Super Lotto are Jamaica, Barbados, St Kitts & Nevis, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, St Maarten and the US Virgin Islands.



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