Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean

Win­nings up to scratch

- Michael Palmer and Vic­to­ria Ri­fici Perth · Geraldton · Western Australia · Volkswagen · Volkswagen Caribe · Lotterywest · Nedlands

LOTTO pun­ters can make their luck in the city.

Lot­tery­west has crunched the numbers with an­other year gone by and found the Perth CBD was the hottest sub­urb to sell a top prize Scratch ’n’ Win ticket in 2019, with five tick­ets sold in the area of­fer­ing a com­bined prize of $600,000.

One of the Perth stores to sell a top prize scratchie last year was The Lucky Charm City Rail.

Owner Ge­orge Ge­or­giou said his store sold a $3 scratchie that made one lo­cal $50,000 richer in Fe­bru­ary last year.

“Perth CBD has al­ways sold a lot of scratchies; it’s more lo­ca­tion than any­thing else, as we have so many peo­ple com­ing through the sta­tion at any given time of the day,” he said.

Mr Ge­or­giou said his store had sold mul­ti­ple top prize Scratch ’n’ Win tick­ets in the past five years, in­clud­ing a $100,000 win from a $20 ticket and two $1000 prizes from $4 scratchies.

He said the agency’s “knowl­edge­able and help­ful staff and lo­ca­tion” made it a lucky Lotto hot spot.

Bull Creek fin­ished as the sec­ond hottest scratchie sub­urb, with three top prize win­ners claim­ing $350,000 col­lec­tively.

Ar­madale, Carine, Ger­ald­ton, Moora, Ned­lands and No­randa shared the ti­tle of the third hottest scratchie sub­urbs, with two top prize win­ners each.

Lot­tery­west spokes­woman Hermione Cole­man said Scratch ’n’ Win tick­ets of­fered WA play­ers a va­ri­ety of prizes.

“We’ve seen WA play­ers take home a range of prizes, from a brand new Volk­swa­gen Golf to $300,000,” she said.

■ A Mor­ley cou­ple marked the end of 2019 by win­ning more than $2.7 mil­lion in a Slikpik 12 Me­gadraw.

Their win­ning ticket with the numbers 39, 13, 19, 1, 37 and 31 was bought at the Crimea Newsagency.

The hus­band said his wife usu­ally bought Lot­tery­west tick­ets but was glad he fol­lowed his ‘spur of the mo­ment’ de­ci­sion.

“I had $10 in my pocket and thought ‘why not?’,” he said.

“It’s nor­mally my wife’s job to grab the tick­ets, but this time I did it. I was play­ing a game of soli­taire at the time when she told me we had won, so I quickly gave that game away.”

The cou­ple plan to look af­ter their fam­ily while try­ing to work out hol­i­day plans.

 ?? Pic­ture: David Baylis www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d497503 ?? The Lucky Charm Ex­press owner Ge­orge Ge­or­giou and se­nior staff mem­ber Jodie Colton are hop­ing for more scratchie suc­cess this year.
Pic­ture: David Baylis www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d497503 The Lucky Charm Ex­press owner Ge­orge Ge­or­giou and se­nior staff mem­ber Jodie Colton are hop­ing for more scratchie suc­cess this year.

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