Regional WA picks up two weekend Lotto wins...with Goldfields crowned as lucky Lotto hotspot for 2014!
Lotto luck travelled to regional Western Australia on the weekend with two Division 1 winning Lotto tickets sold in South Hedland and Kalgoorlie.
The winning tickets, each worth $409,216, were sold at South Hedland Newsagency and City News Kalgoorlie.
For Kalgoorlie, it was the fifth Division 1 Lotto ticket sold there this year, making in WA's number one Lotto hot spot for 2014.
Owner of City News Kalgoorlie Rick Robinson said the outlet had experienced a run of Division 1 Lotto wins over the last 18 years, including a $25 million win in 2006.
"At the time that $25 million win was the biggest single Lotto win in the southern hemisphere!" he said.
"It has been eight years since our last big win so we had a strong feeling that another Division 1 Lotto win was not too far away. Most of us are after a big win, so when it actually happens it's a great feeling and the community really comes together," he said.
WA's tally of Division 1 Lotto winners for the year has now reached 79. These winners have shared in prizes worth $123 million.
Looking for your chance to win big?
It could be in two upcoming Lotto draws - tomorrow night's $30 million OZ Lotto jackpot and the $30 million Megadraw on Saturday 3 January.
It's not just local winners that are set to benefit from these two draws with Lotterywest expected to raise a combined $10 million for the WA community.
Community groups to receive Lotterywest support include the Shire of Leonora which was given a $1.5 million Lotterywest Grant earlier this year to help with the development of an office and administration centre providing accessible space for communities in the Northern Goldfields.
Tickets for tomorrow night's $30 million OZ Lotto jackpot and the $30 million Megadraw can be purchased from Lotterywest retailers or Play Online at www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au
2014 Kalgoorlie Division 1 Lotto wins
1. March 2014
Worth $1 million
2. July 2014
A&LV Genovese Carbarn News
3. August 2014
Phil and Sue's Tower News
4. September 2014
Lionel St IGA
5. December 2014
City News Kalgoorlie
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