Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that some lottery winners have fallen to lower levels than the levels that they were before because of their poor spending and that the winners should use their winning money prudently and productively for the benefit of their family and the country.
The cheques for two super millionaire winners of the Development Lotteries Board (DLB) of the Kapruka and Jayoda Lotteries were given by the Prime Minister at Temple Trees yesterday.
Prime Minister Rajapaksa advised the lottery winners to use the money they win prudently for the future well-being of their families and children, the Prime Minister’s Media Division in a communiqué said.
The money can be used as a great investment for the future of the children and their families. Having a large amount of money and spending that money unnecessarily can eventually lead to disaster, the Prime Minister said.
He said that some lottery winners have fallen to even lower levels than before they because of their poor handling of monies after such victories.
Millionaire Kapruka’s 652nd Draw winner of Rs. 87,991,625, Ambanpola Kumara Pathirannehelage Sunil and Jayoda 1717 Draw Rs. 57,138,276 winner AGBG Kodithuwakku of Galgamuwa received their cheques from the Prime Minister.
Development Lotteries Board Chairman Amitha Gamage and several others were present.