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Barbados’ newest Mega 6 winner is “Honorary Bajan” Robert Myers and he plans to invest some of the money in teaching children here to swim.

The 64-year-old Briton, who has lived in Barbados for the last 40 years, won $2 115 000 in the last jackpot.

During the recent presentation at the offices of the Barbados Lottery, Myers said this big win would not make a major difference in his life, but he does have important plans.

Apart from buying a new car, and having a little family celebration, the father of eight plans to establish a swimming academy on the island. He believes that young Barbadian children need to learn to swim, having known of too many who have lost their lives. He believes swimming is a critical skill for anyone who lives on an island.

“In my earlier years, when I was in my twenties and visiting the island, I had my own near-death experience, when I dove into the shallow end of a pool.” After he had recovered, the experience emphasized “the importance of knowing how to swim effectively”.

 Shelly-Ann Hee Chung, Site Operations Manager at The Barbados Lottery, was delighted with Myers’ plans.

“We are very impressed by Mr Myers’ plans to put his winnings to good use, as we’re sure that the whole island will benefit from this planned venture. The Barbados Lottery is happy that Mr Myers has put down roots on our island and wish him all the best as he fulfills his dream,” she said.

Myers said the Mega 6 game was his favourite and he had been playing “too many years to remember”.

When asked if he would continue playing, he said, “Absolutely! If you ain’t in it you can’t win it. Just one ticket is needed.

 “I feel good! Even though they are more important things than money, it still helps you sleep contentedly at night.” (PR/SAT)

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