Belmont’s Here’s Luck Lottery Centre sells another division one-winning Lotto ticket

Belmont’s Here’s Luck Lottery Centre sells another division one-winning Lotto ticket

IF you have more chance of being struck by lightening than winning the lottery then Cloverdale must be light up like a Christmas tree, producing another division one winner on Saturday .

The winning ticket, worth $674,350, is yet to be claimed winner and was sold at Here’s Luck Lottery Centre at Belmont Forum.

It is the third division one prize Here’s Luck has sold in the past five months with the store selling 25 in total over the past 13 years.

“We have a lot of syndicates,” owner Sel Selvendra said.

“We have store syndicates and official Lotterywest syndicates. At this time of year a lot of offices are pooling together and choosing their own numbers.”

Mr Selvendra said he saw a good mix of winners but the majority buying lotto were battlers with a lotto dream.

“People in the wealthier suburbs, they don’t have a lotto dream…they don’t need to, it’s small change to them!” he said.

Mr Selvendra said Here’s Luck had been the setting for many wonderful stories.

“There was a woman with three children, her husband had walked out the week before and she was desperate, she only had $3 left.

“I said you can’t buy a ticket for that much but you can buy one game of system 7 for $2.97; she won division one.”

Selling a winning ticket brings attention and business to Mr Selvendra’s store but he said it also gave him great pleasure.

“Western Australia is the luckiest and best place to buy lottery tickets in the country,” he said.

“We’re the only state where all the money is quarantined and goes to charity rather than to a public listed company.

“At the end of the day we’re raising money for the local community and helping a lot of people and for me that’s very emotionally satisfying.”