Donnybrook a ‘lucky charm’ for scratchies

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Bunbury Dream 2 Day Lotterywest kiosk retail assistant Renee Golden and assistant manager Amanda McConnell celebrate being a Scratch’n’Win Top Prize hot spot.
Camera IconBunbury Dream 2 Day Lotterywest kiosk retail assistant Renee Golden and assistant manager Amanda McConnell celebrate being a Scratch’n’Win Top Prize hot spot. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

Two South West Lotto stores have been labelled Scratch’n’Win hot spots after a handful of big wins.

Donnybrook Newsagency has put the region well and truly on the luck map, selling one of the top prizes in May worth $350,000.

According to Lotterywest’s 2017-18 figures, the South West finished in the top three “Top Prize” wins.

Dream 2 Day lotto kiosk in Centrepoint Shopping Centre also contributed to the region’s position with a $20,000 win.

Donnybrook Newsagency owner Angelo Logiudice said he was delighted his store had sold a second top prize in as many years.

“We’ve not sold anything this big in a while, so it was fantastic news,” Mr Logiudice said.

“We do have a lucky Buddha in our store, but I think Donnybrook is the good luck charm.

“We always enjoy telling customers about how local grants have benefited our community and put them up on our message board so customers can see for themselves.”

Lotterywest spokeswoman Pina Compagnone said regional WA was mostly striking it lucky with the $500 Frenzy ticket.

“This $3 ticket is giving away 500 Top Prizes worth $500 ... In fact there have been five $500 Frenzy Top Prizes in the South West,” Ms Compagnone said.

In 2017-18, Lotterywest announced more than $463 million given back to WA lottery winners and $260 million given back to the WA community in grants.

These grants included one to the Bunbury Regional Theatre which received $114,000 to help disadvantaged people in the South West participate and have access to performing arts.

Lotterywest will host an upcoming grants information session at the theatre on July 26.

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