Wednesday, July 08, 2015. BMG: Belize City housewife Josephine Humes is the first winner of the grand prize of the television program “Mek Mi Rich,” aired twice weekly on local television stations.
She officially won $500,000 playing the draw aired on Thursday, July 2, where the winning numbers were 30, 14, 28, 13 and 3. On Tuesday she collected her prize at the Princess Hotel and Casino – a cool $425,000 after taxes.
As you can imagine, she is happy beyond belief and aims to put the money to good use – buying her own house and putting her grandson through college.
The program features multiple street challenges and promotions for smaller sums but the main attraction is the big draw for half a million dollars, the biggest static prize in Belizean lottery history.
Viewers can either purchase a chance on their cell phones or paper tickets at their nearest retailer.