DOC Officer Jeffrey Cruz Claims $500K Sports Bingo Prize

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Guam- Department of Corrections Officer Jeffrey Cruz is the latest winner of the $500 thousand dollar sports bingo prize.

Cruz showed up at the Mangilao Payless after work where he bought the ticket last Friday. He also signed paperwork and met with officials from the store and the Sports Bingo Guam General Manager. The Mangilao resident says that was the first time he bought a ticket, which is a portion of the $2.5 million dollar prize split amongst 5 people throughout the pacific. He talks about his reaction once he discovered he had the winning numbers.

“I was actually shocked I won. I didn’t know if it was the winning ticket, so I brought it to get it scanned and they told me it was the winning ticket” said Cruz.

The 35 year old adds he will be using his winnings to take care of bills and invest in getting a house. Sports Bingo Guam General Manager Garry Yeates says the actual check presentation to Cruz will occur in a couple of weeks. The Guam Olympic Committee sells the sports bingo tickets to raise money for the island’s Olympic team.