BY Rupasena Pattuwa of Embilipitiya
"Are you the next billionaire?" he asks with a smiling face. He is a man who is known for bringing luck. Entire Sri Lanka is keen to know who the winner of Sri Lanka's biggest ever lottery prize. The winning lottery has been sold in Embilipitiya and H.G. Priyantha who asks "Are you the next billionaire?" is the seller who delivered luck. It was over Rs. 130 m. Selling experience Priyantha, in his lottery selling experience of 28 years has made several millionaires. He wished to make the biggest-ever winner of lottery prize and his dream came true. Everybody who comes to Priyantha's lottery kiosk in front of Embilipitiya Urban Council asks who the winner was. Priyantha has no idea about the winner who bought the ticket from his kiosk. These days the lottery sellers of Embilipitiya have good sales. Priyantha was popular among the people of Embilipitiya. Now his popularity has gone to national level too. He is a cordial seller who has five lottery kiosks. He conducts mobile sales also. He is a master for 13 employees under him. He calls them assistants and treats them as best as he can.