At its Caribbean home in Antigua, the global online lottery announces
Ontario woman as million-Euro ($1.3 M) Winner
ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA, March 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Nancy Foster is very glad she
played The BILLe Lotto (www.TheBiLLe.com), now a million Euros (CDN $1.3 M) richer and fresh from being treated
like royalty on a Caribbean getaway courtesy of the Antigua-based
Ms. Foster won her prize in The BiLLe Feb. 14 draw, and was flown from
her hometown of Smiths Falls, Ontario to Antigua to make it official.
"I've never won anything before," said Ms. Foster with tears in her
eyes. "I've been on disability for years, and was about to lose my
house. This is the best thing that's happened to me, ever."
Representatives of the lottery greeted Ms. Foster at Antigua's VC Bird
International Airport and whisked her in a stretch limo to Sugar Ridge
Resort for a luxurious, all-inclusive stay on the tropical island
famous for its 365 white-sand beaches.
"It was incredibly fulfilling to be able to do this for Nancy," says The
BiLLe Lotto's Managing Director Dave Edwards, a retired police Staff
Sergeant and 30-year veteran of Canada's RCMP, who made the call from
Antigua to tell Ms. Foster the news. "And it's always extra special
when it goes to someone who really needs it."
Currently The BiLLe is active in more than 100 countries, Edwards says,
and the primary jackpot value, currently estimated at €103 million (CDN
$137M) will continue accumulating until it reaches a billion Euros or
The BiLLe is a 6/49 style lottery played worldwide online at www.TheBiLLe.com with individual plays for 7 Euros and fractional plays starting at 1
Euro. There are no duplicate number combinations: once plays are sold
out, no more are issued for the current week's draw.
The BiLLe Lotto Ltd. is licensed in Antigua & Barbuda, a jurisdiction
white-listed by the UK government and considered among the world's most
stringent gaming regulators. Physical draws are monitored by a third
Results are announced first on Twitter @TheBiLLe
Image with caption: "The BiLLe Lotto's newest million-Euro winner Nancy Foster of Smiths Falls, ON with her ceremonial cheque in Antigua. (CNW Group/The BiLLe Lotto Ltd.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130314_C4891_PHOTO_EN_24549.jpg
SOURCE: The BiLLe Lotto Ltd.
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