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Lotto fever surrounds WA with only one sleep until the $30 million Megadraw

2 January 2015

There's only one sleep to go until one of the biggest Lotto draws of the year - the $30 million Megadraw.

The draw is already proving popular across the State with retailers reporting a busy day.

Northlands News in Balcattta, one of WA's luckiest newsagencies which sold two Division 1 Lotto tickets in just six weeks last year, is already experiencing long queues.

"It's been a very busy week and we expect an even bigger rush leading into tomorrow," said Northlands News owner Hasu Gohil.

"All our customers are talking about the Megadraw with lots of tickets being purchased. Lots of people have been playing syndicates, while other popular options have been players choosing their favorite, lucky numbers."

Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone said tomorrow night's Megadraw will hopefully see WA welcome its first Division 1 Lotto winners for 2015.

"We wrapped up 2014 with WA Lotto players sharing in more than $340 million worth of prize money. We have our fingers crossed that Lady Luck will continue to surround the State tomorrow night and we see our first Division 1 Lotto winners for the year!" Ms Compagnone said.

Ms Compagnone said the Megadraw was set to create a lot of excitement, with Lotterywest estimating to sell 1.8 million tickets in WA; the equivalent to one ticket to every adult Western Australian.

"During our busiest hour tomorrow, almost 700 tickets each minute will be churning out of Lotterywest terminals. We would encourage players to secure their tickets as early as possible to avoid the very busy day expected tomorrow."

Local players have until 6pm tomorrow to pick up their ticket for the $30 million Megadraw. Tickets can be purchased from Lotterywest retailers across the State or from Lotterywest Play Online at www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au

Ms Compagnone said not only will the Megadraw deliver thousands of WA winners, Lotterywest also expected to raise close to $9 million from the draw to support the WA community.

"These funds will be used to support our public hospitals, sports and arts groups, and many not-for-profit groups across the State," Ms Compagnone said.

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Media Enquiries Pina Compagnone: 9340 5227 / 0438 996 884

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