10 June 2020

Northampton's rash to riches story

The man in his 70’s stopped by Northampton Newsagency and bought Slikpik 18 ticket.

“I don’t usually buy Wednesday Lotto,” he said.

“I just made a rash decision and said give me an 18 game for tomorrow.”

He didn’t check his numbers until Friday and after dashing to the newsagent to confirm his luck, he noticed a blackboard stating the store had sold a Division One ticket.

“I couldn’t sleep until the Sunday,” he said.

The local said he plans to buy a house and enjoy his retirement.

Northampton Newsagency can honestly say three times is a charm with this news marking their third Lotto win in the past three years.

The store previously had a million-dollar win in 2017, along with a $50,000 Scratch’n’Win winner in 2018, making this its third win in three years.

The next chance to win big is in next Saturday’s $20 million Superdraw on 20 June. Tickets can be purchased up until 6pm on the day of the draw in-store, online or via the app.

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