Noosa punters hit the jackpot
IS LADY Luck living in Noosa?
A "golden triangle" driven by the mysterious forces of fortune has emerged between three Noosa newsagencies which have sold a combined $16 million worth of division one Golden Casket Lotto tickets in less than a month.
The latest win came from Noosa Junction Newsagency on Saturday night when a retired couple claimed a $862,335.31 share of the $4 million division one prize pool.
A Gympie family won $2.17 million on August 18 through Saturday Gold Lotto at Noosa Village News in Noosaville, and a Noosa family won a staggering $13 million after buying an Oz Lotto ticket from NewsXpress Noosa Civic.
Now customers are clambering for tickets.
The latest winning couple, who wanted to remain anonymous, said the win could not have come at a better time.
They have been playing the same "special birthday numbers" for 30 years.
"Our superannuation isn't looking too good after the global financial crisis. It just started disappearing left, right and centre," they said.
The winners said they would like to travel to a few destinations around Australia, but do not plan on moving.
"We live in paradise here on the Sunshine Coast," they said.
Noosa Junction Newsagency co-owner Ken Anderson, who sold the lucky couple the winning ticket, said the buzz created by the three big wins was rubbing off on customers.
"We're feeling the luck at the moment as well ... the locals are very positive about it," he said.
It was the third winning division one ticket the newsagency has sold in recent years.
"We see a bit of a kick in ticket sales every time it happens," Mr Anderson said.
Noosaville's Noosa Village News co-owner Lorraine Hales said their recent big ticket sell came one week after they sold a division two ticket worth $10,000.
The $2.17 million ticket was the second division one ticket sold this year. The other was in January and worth $423,000.
"The luck must be rubbing off," Ms Hales said.
NewsXpress's Stan Wilson said their winning ticket sale last month also sparked a buying frenzy at the newsagency.