Plenty play­ing $33m num­bers game

Townsville Bulletin - - Front Page -

IF you only take a punt once a year this is one chance that could cer­tainly pay off.

Tonight $33 mil­lion will be up for grabs in the Gold Lotto Megadraw.

The last lucky Townsville win­ner walked away with a cool mil­lion, with his ticket pur­chased at Mooney St News and Cas­ket Agency in Septem­ber.

Mooney St News em­ployee Lynda Per­tile said she ex­pected busi­ness to heav­ily pick up as the draw drew nearer. She said though she didn’t dab­ble in Lotto draws her­self, there were plenty of first-timers try­ing their chances.

‘‘We have a lot more peo­ple come in, es­pe­cially peo­ple who are just get­ting a ticket as a one-off for the chance to win,’’ she said.

‘‘This is one of the big­gest draws of the year so there will be a lot of peo­ple buy­ing tick­ets in the com­ing days.’’

This week­end’s draw is the largest ever in Aus­tralia and Golden Cas­ket ex­pects close to three mil­lion en­tries to be sold in Queens­land.

And it seems Townsville res­i­dents have luck on their sides.

The twin cities came in fifth place in Queens­land’s top 10 lotto hot spots.

With six first di­vi­sion win­ners from the Townsville area, a stag­ger­ing $5 mil­lion in to­tal was shared be­tween the lucky win­ners.

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HAVE A GO . . . Re­becca and fa­ther Andrew Wenta at the Mooney St News and Cas­ket Agency

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