5 December 2016

Metro and regional WA take out weekend Lotto wins

WA’s Lotto luck struck both regional and metro areas over the weekend with Division 1 Saturday Lotto tickets, each worth $673,151, sold in Kununurra and Willagee.
The lucky stores to sell the winners were Willagee Park Newsagency and Tuckerbox Stores in Kununurra. It’s been about 18 months since Tuckerbox Stores last sold a Division 1 winner - a ticket worth $1.2 million in May last year.

Shelley Ryan from Tuckerbox Stores said she had a strong feeling a win was not far away describing the store as ‘Lotto lucky’.
“These big wins always generate lots of excitement. Everyone in Kununurra is talking about it and wondering if they’re the winner,” she said.
“I really hope it’s one of our locals, it’s always nice when it goes back to someone from the area.”

Both of WA’s weekend Division 1 winning tickets are unclaimed. They’ve contributed to the growing tally of this year’s local Division 1 winners which now sits at 77. These winners have shared in just over $120 million worth of prizes.
Bentley woman ‘shocked’ by $2.1 million OZ Lotto win.

A woman from Bentley has come forward to claim her $2.1 million OZ lotto prize after initially thinking she’d won $6,000.
The regular player said she’s been in absolute shock since learning of her big win.
“I’ve worked hard my entire life and I’ve always been used to earning my money so this is unbelievable. I’ve had some very difficult challenges recently and this money has changed my life,’ she said.

“I’ve rented all my life but now I’ll buy my dream home. I’m a giver; I always have been, so I’ll be donating to some charity groups too.”
The $2.1 million ticket was sold at Garden City Lottery Centre and was the only winner from across the nation in the OZ Lotto draw held on 22 November.
When you play with Lotterywest, all of WA wins. Last financial year over $281 million was raised for the WA community thanks to the support of local players.

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