Lotto luck strikes again

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

IF you have more chance of be­ing struck by light­ning than win­ning the lot­tery then Cloverdale must be light up like a Christ­mas tree, pro­duc­ing an­other Divi­sion One win­ner on Novem­ber 12.

The win­ning ticket, worth $675,000, was sold at Here’s Luck Lot­tery Cen­tre at Bel­mont Fo­rum.

It is the third Divi­sion One prize that Here’s Luck has sold in the past five months, with the store sell­ing 25 in to­tal over the past 13 years.

“We have a lot of syn­di­cates,” owner Sel Sel­ven­dra said. “We have store syn­di­cates and of­fi­cial Lot­tery­west syn­di­cates. At this time of year, a lot of of­fices are pool­ing to­gether and choos­ing their own num­bers.”

Mr Sel­ven­dra said he saw a good mix of win­ners, but the ma­jor­ity buy­ing Lotto were bat­tlers with a Lotto dream.

Mr Sel­ven­dra said Here’s Luck had been the set­ting for many won­der­ful sto­ries.

“There was a woman with three chil­dren and her hus­band had walked out the week be­fore and she was des­per­ate, she only had $3 left.

“I said, you can’t buy a ticket for that much but you can buy one game of Sys­tem 7 for $2.97 – she won Divi­sion One.”

Sell­ing a win­ning ticket brings at­ten­tion and busi­ness to Mr Sel­ven­dra’s store, but he said it also gave him great plea­sure.

“WA is the luck­i­est and best place to buy lot­tery tick­ets in the coun­try,” he said.

“At the end of the day, we’re rais­ing money for the lo­cal com­mu­nity and help­ing a lot of peo­ple and for me that’s very emo­tion­ally sat­is­fy­ing.”

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