WA Lotto syndicate, let by Baldivis man, wins division one jackpot twice in four years
A West Australian-run Lotto syndicate has managed to achieve the unimaginable — hitting the jackpot on Lotto for the second time in four years.
The syndicate held scored the $3 million Division One prize in the June 25 Lotto draw.
The 100 members of the group, which started as a bunch of workmates and now includes members as far away as the Whitsundays, will each pocket $30,000 of the winnings.
And unbelievably, for some members of the syndicate, it won’t be the first time they’ve received a Lotto windfall.
The man in charge of the syndicate, from Baldivis, near Rockingham, also oversaw a whopping $2 million win almost four years to the day previously.
My phone went mad on Saturday night
The man, who has been running syndicates for seven years, told Lotterywest he even had a premonition he was onto another winner.
“My wife had just bought a new car and I told her she didn’t need to worry about paying it off as I was going to win the lotto,” he said.
“My phone went mad on Saturday night with members of the syndicate messaging me to tell me we’d won again.”
The man bought his ticket from Waterfront News, Gifts and Lottery Centre in Rockingham.
And if there were a time to check your bags for stray Lotto tickets, it’s now.
A ticket worth more than $580,000 from Saturday’s draw has yet to be claimed. The winner was one of nine who shared in the Division One jackpot.
Last week, a Canberra man told of his shock at winning Powerball win, as well as division two 19 times, taking his total prize pool to more than $60 million.
“Are you serious!?” he told the Lott officials. “I’m laughing. I’m lost for words. I’m pacing around. I can’t believe it.
“I’m going to have a heart attack.
“You know what? I had a feeling it was The Lott calling me! I thought, ‘They’re going to call me at 8.30pm tonight’. Wow! Wow! Wow!”
He also spoke of his plans for the loot.
“I’m going to retire,” he told The Lott officials..
“I have children and a very large family. They’re going to be looked after. I can’t believe it. Oh my god!
“It’s been a tough year. This is life-changing.
“I’m going to pay off some bills and enjoy living debt-free. I’m going to take a long-overdue holiday with my family.
“I can’t believe it. I’m shaking!”
There have been 41 WA Division One winners so far this year.
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