Ruther­glen cou­ple now mil­lion­aires

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY SARAH DEAN

There’s been a buzz around Ruther­glen after a re­cently re­tired cou­ple hit the jack­pot, win­ning $15 mil­lion in Tues­day’s (Oc­to­ber 3) Oz Lotto draw.

The cou­ple, who wish to re­main anony­mous, are al­ready plan­ning an over­seas hol­i­day to Europe after a Tatts of­fi­cial called the fol­low­ing morn­ing con­firm­ing the good news.

The win­ning ticket was pur­chased at Ruther­glen News & Lotto, with the cou­ple play­ing num­bers they had been us­ing for many years and with no real sig­nif­i­cance be­hind them.

The win­ning num­bers were 43, 36, 7, 30, 14, 9, 26 and sup­ple­men­tary num­bers 41 and 38.

Ruther­glen News & Lotto owner Daniel Taborsky, who took over the out­let a lit­tle over a year ago, said it was ‘fan­tas­tic’ to have sold their first di­vi­sion one prize.

“We have been op­er­at­ing 15 months and have al­ready sold a first di­vi­sion prize, things are look­ing good,” he said.

“We are new to the in­dus­try so there’s been a lot of cel­e­brat­ing in the store and pro­mot­ing the win with bal­loons, stream­ers, ban­ners and cham­pagne.”

Mr Taborsky said it was great to see a reg­u­lar and lo­cal cus­tomer had struck it rich.

“Many cus­tomers have re­marked how good it was to see a lo­cal win and are now just hop­ing their num­bers will come up,” he said.

“This win will do great things for our store and no doubt change this cou­ple’s lives.”

Mr Taborsky said he wished his lucky cus­tomers all the best with their wind­fall.

“They have $15 mil­lion dol­lars so they are go­ing to see the world now, the sky is the limit,” he said. Yes­ter­day’s Oz Lotto draw dropped back to $2 mil­lion.

Ruther­glen News & Lotto owner Daniel Taborsky is de­lighted to have sold their first di­vi­sion one prize.

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