Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE -

PLUMPTON Mar­ket­place Newsagency owner Raafat Sabri is happy to take the credit for be­ing a life-changer.

Mr Sabri sold the win­ning first di­vi­sion ticket in Satur­day’s Lotto draw, mak­ing one Western Syd­ney re­tired couple $579,000 richer.

The pen­sion­ers, who wish to re­main anony­mous, de­scribe them­selves as bat­tlers.

The wife said it was a “lovely prob­lem” to have so much money and not know what to do with it. The hus­band sealed the vic­tory with a kiss from his “rich wife” and pledged to do some much-needed home re­pairs and share some of the pro­ceeds with fam­ily.

Mr Sabri was over­joyed he had played a role in im­prov­ing the lot of some very grate­ful lo­cals. “It’s so won­der­ful,” he said. “We’ve had a num­ber of big wins over the years and now have quite a lot of plaques on the wall.

“But we have a big wall so there’s room for many more.

“We’d like to con­grat­u­late our di­vi­sion one win­ning cus­tomers.”

Pic­ture: Melvyn Knipe

Cus­tomer Ma­ree Ca­p­ati and Plumpton Mar­ket­place Newsagency’s Raafat Sabri cel­e­brate the di­vi­sion one Lotto win.

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