5 October 2018

Albany syndicate of 22 celebrate $10 million Lotto win

Western Australia’s $10 million OZ lotto winners have been revealed as a 22 member syndicate from Albany.
Each syndicate member will walk away with a $457,000 prize, after the winning ticket also picked up a few other Divisions bringing the total prize pay out to $10,068,267.
The close mates said the syndicate started four years ago over coffee.
“We were all strangers back then but have almost become like a family now,” one member said.
“We started a daily coffee club and meet most mornings to enjoy a cup of coffee together and throw in $10 each for our weekly Lotto tickets.”
The members said it was a mix of shock and disbelief once news of the win started to spread.
“Some of us were literally jumping in excitement,” one member said.
“It felt like a dream! Actually it still does.”
Plans for the 22 winners include early retirement, paying off mortgages and helping family.
“I can now put my daughter through university – it just makes life a whole lot easier,” one member added.
The winning ticket, purchased from Clark’s Newsagency in Albany, is the second equal largest Lotto prize won in Western Australia so far this year.
When you play Lotterywest games; you’re giving back to Western Australia with the majority of funds raised from ticket sales going back to players as prizes and supporting the local community through Lotterywest grants.
A recent Lotterywest grant provided to the City of Albany for $300,000 has supported the 'Field of Light: Avenue of Honour' project which started yesterday.
Your next big chance to win big is in next Thursday’s $12 million Powerball jackpot. Tickets are available from Lotterywest in-store, online or through the app.
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