Gate’s way to wealth

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Jes­sica Nico

THE sub­urb of Suc­cess is liv­ing up to its name, with five divi­sion 1 lot­tery wins in 2018.

Cock­burn Gate­way Lot­tery Cen­tre was in party mode again ear­lier this month af­ter an­other win­ning ticket was sold, this time net­ting the buyer more than $439,000.

It was the sec­ond divi­sion 1 win this year for the Cock­burn Gate­way Lot­tery Cen­tre, which is now just one win be­hind Gate­ways News and Lot­tery Cen­tre with three.

The tick­etholder, a fa­ther of three from Gos­nells, said he made the trip to Suc­cess af­ter hear­ing about the sub­urb’s luck.

“My wife wasn’t too keen on the idea, say­ing I was a bit mad to be­lieve in these things,” he said.

“In fact, the first week she re­fused, but the fol­low­ing week I con­vinced her to take a chance.”

He said things al­most went belly-up when they got to Cock­burn Gate­way Shop­ping City and re­alised they weren’t sure which of the two lot­tery cen­tres was the luck­i­est one.

“I re­mem­bered one had three wins and the other had one win, but it was a bit con­fus­ing which was which,” the man said.

“So I bought a ticket from each, which re­ally got my wife go­ing.

“But now that it’s turned out the way it did, we can’t stop laugh­ing about it.”

He said the money would be used to buy the fam­ily their own home af­ter rent­ing for the past 20 years.

An­other win­ning divi­sion 1 ticket from the same draw was pur­chased from For­rest News in Hamil­ton Hill.

The Hamil­ton Hill man who claimed the win­ning ticket said it was great to prove his friends wrong.

“Ev­ery week I’d buy a ticket, mak­ing sure my favourite num­bers 2 and 5 were some­where in each,” he said.

“My mates would al­ways tease me for play­ing, say­ing I’m only dream­ing.

“Look who’s laugh­ing now.”

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