12 September 2016

Metro & country WA enjoy weekend Lotto wins

Just two nights after the suburb of Cloverdale sold a $2 million winning Powerball ticket in Thursday night’s draw, Cloverdale has delivered yet another Division 1 winner - this time in the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw.
The Saturday Lotto draw produced two WA winners who are each set to take home a $200,493 Division 1 prize – one sold at Belmont News and the other sold in WA’s Mid West region from Rigters Supa IGA.
Manager of Rigters Supa IGA, Brad Pass, said they’d been trying to sell a Division 1 winning ticket and were thrilled to have finally sold their first one.
“Quite a few people have been checking their Saturday Lotto tickets and buying more now that we’ve proven how lucky we are,” said Brad.
“It’s luck of the draw and persistence that makes winners I think. We’ve sold Division 2 winning tickets in the past and hopefully this is the first of many Division 1 wins too.”
The weekend’s Lotto success brings WA’s Division 1 winners tally up to 60 for the year. These local players have shared in almost $106 million in prize money.
Lotterywest is waiting to hear from WA’s weekend Saturday Lotto winners as well as last Thursday’s $2 million Powerball winner.
When you play Lotterywest Games, everyone in WA wins with about a third of the money spent on tickets directed to support the WA community.
Local groups to receive this support include the Geraldton and Districts Senior Citizens Action Group which received a $5,930 Lotterywest Grant in August. These funds were used towards equipment to support active recreation for seniors in Geraldton.
Success makes a Lotto multi-millionaire
Almost three weeks after the draw, a man from Hammond Park has claimed his $2,178,515 Saturday Lotto prize from 20 August.
The winning ticket was purchased at Gateways News and Lottery Centre in Success and was only purchased because the winners’ friend suggested he try a systems ticket.
“My mate buys systems tickets so recommended I try one too - I thought why not give it a go and see what happens!” said the man.
Plans for the Hammond Park winner include paying off his sibling’s mortgages as well as his own and looking into investments.
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