PERTH LOTTERY SYNDICATE SPLIT $4.2 MILLION PRIZE IN WA SATURDAY LOTTO
A ten-person syndicate from Perth in Western Australia have split a $4.2 million prize that they won on Saturday night’s $21 million Lotto mega draw.
The ticket, which was one of two won in WA worth $4.2 million, was bought at Vaucluse News agency in South Perth. The other Saturday Lotto ticket was purchased in Canning Vale but has not yet been claimed as a winner. Earlier this week we told you about an Australian Gold Lotto winner who was set for early retirement thanks to a $1 million prize.
A syndicate from Sydney proved very lucky indeed when their first ever ticket won a $40 million Australian Powerball jackpot, and one of the ten strong Western Australian syndicate, a construction worker in his 50s, said that the win came at a perfect time for him. “I’ve been slogging it out for a long time,” he told lottery officials, adding that he plans to celebrate his $420,000 prize in as Aussie way as possible. “I’m yet to celebrate but I plan to have a pint or two over dinner. Almost half a million dollars is definitely beer worthy.” A group of friends from New Zealand who shared $500,000 on the NZ Lotto celebrated in the pub when they found out they’d won.
The syndicate members didn’t tell lottery officials how they were planning to spend their winnings, but another Perth syndicate that won big all had differing plans for their winnings after they split more than $1.1 million on the WA Lotto.
The owner of the news agency where the winning ticket was sold told lottery officials that having only just taken ownership of the store less than six months ago, they were just as delighted as the winners to have sold a ticket worth so much. “It’s an incredible result but we just had this feeling we were going to have a big win,” said Angela Misackowski, the owner.
She continued to say that she feels great having been able to make such a difference to her customers’ lives so soon into her ownership of the store. “I can’t describe how wonderful it is to know you’ve made not only one but 10 of your customers Division 1 Lotto winners.” A New Jersey store owner was recently delighted to help their customer win big on the lottery, when they tracked down the winning ticket in the trash.
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