30 Jul 2010

Big Samoa lotto prize still to be claimed

1:39 pm on 30 July 2010

The biggest Lottery prize in Samoa remains unclaimed nearly a week after it was struck.

The prize of nearly a quarter of a million US dollars was struck last Saturday, the first top prize winner in the Samoa National Lotto since it was set up by Government in October last year.

It has to be claimed within 90 days or the ticket becomes void.

The secretary of the TAB, Oloipola Terrence Betham, is confident the winner will come forth to claim the prize.

Oloipola says he'd like to talk to the winner about how to spend the money.

He says if it's spent unwisely it will disappear very quickly.