Two beat Di­vi­sion One odds

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

EARLY re­tire­ment, a dream hol­i­day, lux­ury cars – many day­dream about what they would do if they scooped the pool in Lotto, but few are lucky enough to re­alise their as­pi­ra­tions.

Two peo­ple, how­ever, have man­aged to beat the odds in as many weeks. Each won Lotto’s Di­vi­sion One jack­pot.

News Ex­tra Bent­ley owner Man­ish Na­gar said he could not be­lieve it when two reg­u­lar cus­tomers won ma­jor prizes af­ter buy­ing their tick­ets from his store.

On July 15 a man from Bent­ley won the en­tire $1 mil­lion prize pool, and on Au­gust 1 another cus­tomer was one of eight win­ners in the $21 mil­lion draw, tak­ing home around $1.25 mil­lion.

Mr Na­gar, who took over the busi­ness seven months ago, said nei­ther cus­tomer was in a syn­di­cate or per­son­ally chose their num­bers.

“It was the com­puter that printed the tick­ets and se­lected the num­bers,” he said. “In my time here this is the first time I have seen (Di­vi­sion One wins) hap­pen, and so close to­gether.”

He said he had no tips for hope­ful win­ners, but re­minded them there was only one way to reach the jack­pot. “You’ve got to be in it to win it,” he said.­mu­ni­ d441807 Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell

News Ex­tra Bent­ley owner Man­ish Na­gar is gob­s­macked at the back-to-back wins.

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