ST. GEORGE’S – WEDNESDAY, 22nd MARCH 2023 – Mr. George Fisher, a retired teacher of Pomme Rose,
St. David, has become the N.L.A.’s newest Lotto jackpot recipient, after winning the National Lotteries
Authority’s (N.L.A.) Lotto game on Monday, 13 th March 2023. The N.L.A. handed over the jackpot of
EC$366,000 to Mr. Fisher’s representative on Wednesday, 22 nd March 2023 at a ceremony held at its main
office on the Carenage.
According to the N.L.A.’s Marketing Manager – Ms. Reecè Sam who chaired the event, “The last winner of a
Lotto jackpot was Mr. Alwyn Tannis of River Sallee, St. Patrick. He won EC$150,000 on May 2 nd , 2022. So, it
was going on a year since we’ve had a winner, hence the size of Mr. Fisher’s winning. What is even more
exciting: this jackpot is a pre-birthday gift since he will be celebrating his birthday on the 23 rd of April.”
On handing over the prize cheque, the NLA’s General Manager – Ms. Cindy Henry spoke about the purpose of
the N.L.A. and expressed her delight about the newest jackpot winner. She said, “We believe this winning
will make a worthy contribution in the life of the winner, his family and community; and as such, I want to
express heartfelt congratulations to Mr. George Fisher.”
Mr. Irvine Mitchell accepted the jackpot on behalf of Mr. Fisher. Upon accepting, Mr. Mitchell remarked, “I
love sports and the N.L.A. is about supporting sports, nation-building and culture which is good for Grenada,
Carriacou and Petite Martinique. As a result of that, I play. I play Lotto.” Mr. Mitchell, who stated that Mr.
Fisher was his past teacher and his longstanding friend since childhood was expressive about his friend’s
winning, He said, “As it relates to Mr. Fisher, I am very happy for him but I wish it was me. I know that he is
a very wise man so I don’t think he will do anything foolish with the money.”
SOG Foods Inc., a lottery agent located at Calivigny, St. George, was recognised at the ceremony as the seller
of the Lotto jackpot. Ms. Curllyann Francis received the certificate on behalf of the Agent. When asked how
she felt about the business having sold the ticket that emerged as the winner of the jackpot, she responded,
“It feels good!”
The highest Lotto jackpot ever paid out was $541,432 which was won by Mr. David Mc Farlene of Carriacou.
Lotto was introduced by the National Lotteries Authority on July 17 th , 1993, marking the commencement of
terminal games in Grenada. Being the N.L.A.’s oldest terminal game brand, the organisation is often referred
to as “Lotto”. Unlike its counterpart – Super 6, Lotto consists of a home-grown Jackpot that is drawn 3 times
per week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It carries a starting jackpot of EC$40,000 which increases
incrementally until a winner emerges. There are 4 different bet types to choose from: Straight, Combo 4,
Combo 6 and Combo 7. Customers get to choose numbers from 1 to 34 based on their bet-type.