11 October 2021

Geraldton takes out WA scratchie hot spot for Word Play ticket

As Lotterywest gets set to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of one of its most popular Scratch’n’Win games, it has revealed Western Australia’s most frequent winning locations for the ticket.
Word Play, which first launched into WA in 2011 and uses a scratch and match letters mechanic to complete words and win prizes, will celebrate its 10-year birthday this month.
Lotterywest spokesperson Hermione Coleman said the Mid-West town of Geraldton had produced the most Word Play Top Prizes over the past decade.  
“The town has delivered five Word Play Top Prize winners totalling nearly $500,000, she said.
“This is followed by Meadow Springs, Bunbury and Mandurah producing three Word Play Top Prize wins worth $525,000, and finally in third place is Karawara and Esperance with two wins totalling $625,000.”
Ms Coleman said it was only last week that one player came forward to claim a $100,000 Top Prize on a ticket they purchased from Geraldton.
“The winner said they had a few unscratched tickets lying around the house and found them after a mini spring clean,” she said.
To celebrate Word Play’s special 10-year milestone, Lotterywest has released a limited edition $10 Word Play scratchie offering four $100,000 Top Prizes.
“These tickets are larger with more play area, have a fun party design and all the words are festively related,” Ms Coleman said.
Over the last financial year, 62 winners have shared in more than $6.5 million worth of Top Prizes and almost $143 million raised to support the WA Community through its grants program.

Media Enquiries James Mooney and Hermione Coleman: 9488 6227 / 0438 996 884