After playing the same number combination on the Lotto 6/49 for nearly twenty years, Anthony Barry had almost lost hope that he would ever win something substantial. But he continued playing anyway, till lady luck decided it was time to reward his patience.
He checked his tickets on Thursday after hearing someone in the St. John’s area had won the jackpot, and slowly realized that he was the lucky winner of a $7 million jackpot. He decided to keep the win a secret while he gathered his wits.
He has no plans yet for his windfall, but knows he will continue playing the lottery using the same numbers. A one percent seller’s prize ($70,000) will be given to Lawton’s Drugs on Topsail Road, where Barry purchased the ticket.