WA takes home entire $3 million Powerball prize pool
It looks like 2015 could be Western Australia's year for Division 1 Lotto winners after a local player collected the entire $3 million prize pool in last night's Powerball draw.
It's the third Division 1 Lotto winner in WA in less than a week.
Last night's winning ticket was sold at Clark's Newsagency in Albany. The outlet is no stranger to Lotto luck selling a $1.4 million Division 1 ticket only 12 months ago.
Owner of the outlet Greg Hopkins said it was just yesterday he was talking about Lotto luck striking his store again.
"I was telling a customer that I thought it was about time we sold another big winner and then we did! You've got to be positive and firmly believe that you'll sell winners and you will," Greg said.
"I've had this outlet for 15 years and have lost count of how many Division 1 Lotto tickets we have sold; it's around 10. In 2012, we even sold two in two weeks," he said.
Greg said word of the good news was starting to spread across Albany.
"There will be lots of very excited players who I expect will visit us today, check their tickets and wait with bated breath to see if they are the new multi-millionaire."
WA's tally of Division 1 Lotto winners for the year now sits at three. These winners have shared in $6.7 million worth of prizes.
The State's luck started on Saturday when an Australind man took home a $2.7 million prize in the Megadraw. Then on Monday, a $1 million ticket was sold at Carramar Lottery Centre and News in Morley.
Lotterywest is still waiting to hear from Monday's millionaire as well as last night's Powerball winner.
It's not just the winners that benefit from these draws, so does the WA community with 33 cents of each dollar spent on draws going back to support the local community.
Last year, the Albany Community Centre was given a $154,097 Lotterywest Grant to develop a Carers Centre to help provide support, information, advocacy and education for carers living throughout the Great Southern region.
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