13 April 2017

Easter bunny delivers early: Punter takes out $1 million Lotto win

Easter has come early for one lucky punter who has taken out $1 million in prize money following last night’s Wednesday Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold at The Lucky Charm Karawara and marks the twenty- first Division 1 ticket sold in Western Australia so far this year.

Lotterywest spokeswoman Pina Compagnone said City of South Perth was quickly establishing itself as a Lotto hotspot with the overnight windfall marking the second Division 1 win for the area in less than a month.

“It was only a few weeks ago we had a syndicate in the area take out over $4.2 million in prize money,” Ms Compagnone said.

“This is also one in a long list of Division 1 wins for the Karawara store,” she added.

Store owner Mike Casey said since 2001 his store had sold over eight Division 1 tickets with his customers sharing in a prize pool of over $37 million.

“In 2007 we actually made history for selling the winning $30 million OZ Lotto ticket,” Mr Casey said.

“Back then it was the highest Lotto win that WA had ever seen,” he added.

Mr Casey said while there was no formula to his run of Division 1 wins all his customers do have one thing in common.

“They took a chance and purchased a ticket,” he said.

“It’s also important to remember that when you don’t have a win you’re still contributing to the things that make WA great,” he added.

Mr Casey said thanks to those who play Lotterywest games the organisation has been able to contribute financial support to a range of community organisations in the area.

“Most recently we saw $20,000 granted to the Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation in Waterford to foster pride and cultural growth in Indigenous young people,” he said

“Lotterywest has also been able to contribute to a range of family friendly activities in conjunction with the City of South Perth,” he added.


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