Albany lucky in more ways than Lotto
An Albany couple have officially claimed their $704,626.33 Division 1 prize from the Saturday Lotto draw held on 18 October.
The woman had no idea that her local retailer, Dog Rock Newspower in Albany had sold the winning ticket until a work colleague planted the seed that it could have been sold to her.
While still at work they rushed onto the Lotterywest website to check if the winning numbers matched those on her System 7 ticket and couldn't believe what they saw.
"I got a bit teary and then we started running around my workplace screaming!" said the winner.
To purchase, the winning ticket set the couple back less than $5 with them dubbing it '$4.95 well spent' and 'a good return I'd say!'
The regular Lotto players have exciting plans for their new winnings including taking a caravan to see the sites of Australia and also a romantic holiday in Tuscany.
"This is a big win for us in more ways than just financially, it's very exciting and I still have to pinch myself!"said the woman.
The new Division 1 winners have said they will be trying their luck again in this weekend's Saturday Lotto Superdraw. "I will absolutely be buying a ticket in the Superdraw; I might be on a roll!"
All eyes on Anzac Albany this weekend
Albany is set to welcome thousands of visitors this weekend to take part in commemorations marking 100 years since the first convoy set sail from Albany carrying Australian and New Zealand troops to the First World War.
Lotterywest is the Presenting Partner of the Anzac Albany Commemorations, supporting the historic occasion with grants totaling $700,000 to the City of Albany toward a program of community events and the redevelopment of the Albany Town Square and Stirling Terrace.
The community events complement official commemorative activities, with Lotterywest grant support enabling the staging of the Community Concert, Anzac Projections & Storytelling and Princess Royal Harbour Lights as free public events for everyone to experience.
In addition, Lotterywest has made grants to local community groups for projects linked to the Anzac commemorations including; New Arts for Sculpture in the Harbour - an exhibition of sculptural works by West Australian artists displayed in the waters of the Princess Royal Harbour and Creative Albany for 'My War?' a performing arts experience and exhibition inspired by veterans.
Four live broadcast sites with large screens have been established in key Albany locations encouraging the community to come together for the commemorations.
For people who can't make the trip to Albany, Lotterywest has also supported the Anzac Centenary Commemorative Live Stream from Albany on West Online on Saturday 1 November from 8.45am.
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