Lucky Pick Winner Gets Lifetime Chance to Visit Family
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – 09 August 2018: “Happy, happy, happy.”
This is how Lucky Pick Jackpot winner Gerardo Daniel Paris of Philipsburg, Sint Maarten describes his mood, after winning US $92,662.00 on August 1, 2018.
65-year-old Mr. Paris is planning to use his winnings to visit his children and grandchildren in Dominican Republic, where he was born. “With this money, I am planning to travel to my country to visit my children and grandchildren and assist them in whatever way I can,” he says with obvious delight.
Mr. Paris is still coming to terms with his win. “I have been playing for a long time. Now that I have won, it takes a good time to digest it!”
“My win will enable me to do things I have always wanted to do, but haven’t been able to afford, like fixing up the house. But I don’t plan to spend all my money. I will definitely save some.”
Mr. Paris is very much a family man. In his native country, he has three children, sixteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. “I haven’t seen my family for six years,” he says. “I am looking forward to seeing them.”
Ms. Paula Williams, Site Operations Manager at Caribbean Lottery, congratulated Mr. Paris: “We are delighted to hear that Mr. Paris’ win will enable him to reunite with his family. We at Caribbean Lottery wish him much happiness in the future.”
Birthdates are important for Mr. Paris. He uses his own birthdate and those of his children to pick his Lucky Pick numbers. While every player has their own method and technique, Mr. Paris uses the same two sets of numbers for Lucky Pick (which he has been playing since it started). He uses his instincts, too: “I alternate them when I feel that one set is luckier than the other,” he says.
“I play Lucky Pick almost every day,” adds Mr. Paris. He plans to continue to do so, because as he points out, “You never know when it will be your lucky day.”