Carnarvon Lotto win leads to rush in ticket sales

Peter SweeneyMidwest Times
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The Carnarvon man who on Monday pocketed the $588,000 he had won in Lotto at the end of last month provided a local outlet with its biggest promotion this week.

Pamela-Jane Greenup and Stephanie Perry — operators of Carnarvon Lottery News and Gifts, where the winning ticket was bought — reported a “rush” to buy tickets in the $30 million Megadraw tomorrow night.

The owners said ticket buying from their shop had been “very brisk” this week.

“We sold a winning ticket in Division 2 to another local a few weeks earlier, so it has really helped with sales,” Ms Greenup said.

“Our Division 1 winner knew he had won straight away, but wasn’t in a hurry to collect the money.”

Earlier, the man said he had been walking around “all bloody week” with a Division One ticket.

“I went through the app to see if I had the wrong week, I even called my mum to check the numbers,” he said.

“It’s just unbelievable, words really can’t describe this.”

He waited until a planned trip to Perth to claim the prize from the November 30 draw.

Tickets for the Megadraw are on sale until 6pm tomorrow.

Lotterywest officials said the busiest period will be between 11am-12pm on Saturday.

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