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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 11 October 2012 00:00

Edward Wade latest Lotto winner60-year-old Eduardo Wade, Sr., is enjoying every minute of retirement. After retiring from 35 years of service as a police officer, Wade uses his time to be with his family, work on his farm and pick up six-digit cheques.

The lucky Belmopan resident is the latest Lotto winner and on Monday, October 8th, he went to pick up his cheque for $142,375, which is 85% of Saturday’s $167,500 Jackpot. For most, winning the Lotto would be an ecstatic experience but not for Wade. He was more relieved than excited saying, “After buying for so many years, at last my time had come.” Wade has been buying Lotto ever since the game was introduced in Belize and almost missed his turn to win. He was laying down in a hammock on his farm when he decided to go put up an old rug. After throwing the rug in the farm house, he took a final look at it and saw the numbers 2, 3, 8 and 6. He used the four numbers to purchase one Lotto ticket for Saturday’s drawing minutes before the deadline. It was while listening to the Boledo broadcast on Sunday that Wade heard a repeat of the winning Lotto numbers. They were his: 02, 03, 06, 08 and 23. Wade said after finding out that he had won “there was not much excitement but my wife and kids were happy to hear that I had won.”

He would not say what his exact plans for the money are but did say, “It has come at a good time and will serve us well.”