4 Aug 2010

Prominent public figure wins Samoa Lotto

7:54 pm on 4 August 2010

A prominent public figure in Samoa, who's also a politician, has won the National Lotto jackpot of almost a quarter of a million US dollars.

It's the first time the jackpot's been struck since the lottery opened last October.

Our correspondent in Samoa says the winner is reported to have finally shown up on Monday with the winning quick pick ticket.

A senior lottery officer in Apia says they want to remain anonymous.