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LotteryWest Searches for $2.1 Million Lotto Winner
Friday 20 July, 2012 16:39
LotteryWest, the Western Australia lottery group, announced said that it was
still on the lookout for the winner of a $2.1 million Division One Lotto ticket.
The LotteryWest lotto winner hit the jackpot on Saturday night after
purchasing a ticket in Coolbellup, and LotteryWest is still waiting for the
winner to come forward and claim the prize.
The ticket was sold at Coolbellup Newsagency, and the owner, Martin Dawkins,
said that in a 28 year period, five Division 1 tickets had been sold.
"It had been three years since we last sold a big winner and we were
definitely due to sell another one," he said.
Describing "excitement and happiness" amongst his customers, Dawkins said
that lots of people were coming in to check to see if they held the winning
Division 1 numbers.
"We all just hope its someone from our community," he said.
42 Western Australia Lottery Winners
With the latest $2.1 million lottery win registered in Saturday's Lotto draw,
42 Western Australian players have won $45 million worth of prize money in
Division One wins since the beginning of the year.
Last year, LotteryWest managed to raise nearly $259 million for local causes,
including hospitals, sports and recreation, charities and more.
For every dollar spent on a lottery ticket, 34c is given back to the
community, according to LotteryWest.
$4 Million Up for Grabs in Saturday Lotto
This weekend, once more, there is $4 million up for grabs in the Saturday
Lotto, draw number 3235.
The game consists of eight balls which are drawn from 45. The first six balls
are the winning numbers while the last two are the supplementary number. It
should be noted that the minimum number of entries into Saturday draw is 4
There are six prize divisions in the Saturday Lotto, and naturally, the more
correct numbers picked, the bigger the payouts.
The odds of winning the Saturday Lotto are as follows:
Division 1 - 6 winning numbers - 1 in 8,145,060
Division 2 - 5 winning numbers and 1 supplementary number - 1 in 678,755
Division 3 - 5 winning numbers - 1 in 36,690
Division 4 - 4 winning numbers - 1 in 733
Division 5 - 3 winning numbers - 1 in 298
Division 6 - 1 or 2 winning numbers and 2 supplementary numbers - 1 in 144.