North East Tourist News
The little gem in the west
ROB and Diane Worthington’s West End Lotto and Wool in Wangaratta is one of those unique, versatile businesses you can only find in the country
Apart from offering all Lotto products, they also sell knitting yarns and accessories, plus baby and children’s clothing, and a range of Hallmark cards and Goodman seeds.
“We have been operating the business for more than 30 years after moving from Melbourne in 1987 to give our children a country upbringing,” Diane said.
“Not only do we sell all the Lotto products, we have a variety of syndicates for all draws during the week, plus we have a varied price selection of syndicates for Super/ Megadraws.
“The other part of our business, which is why we are often called “The Little Gem In the West”, provides the area with a wide selection of knitting yarns and accessories, and the baby and children’s clothing.
“Marquise is one label that has been around since we began, with the style and colour of clothing changing over the years.
“Labels such as Love Henry, Milky, Alphabet Soup and Korango have proved popular with the modern mums.
“Not forgetting the little ones with Wilson & Frenchy, Tiny Twig, Beanstork, Bebe plus many more,” Diane said.
“PJs from Milky, Hatley and Marquise always prove to be very popular.
“The very popular Love To Dream range, which includes swaddles, sleeping bags and sleepsuits can also be found in store.
“We are always trying to keep up with what the modern mum is interested in so the labels/stock can change from one season to the next.”
West End Lotto and Wool is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 6pm, Friday 8.30am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm.