Topics:  mercer and windley, newsagency, oz lotto, toowoomba, vicki kenway

Punters praying for perfect pay day

Vicki Kenway from Mercer & Windley Newsagency in Ruthven Street is ready for the $15 million lotto draw.
Vicki Kenway from Mercer & Windley Newsagency in Ruthven Street is ready for the $15 million lotto draw. Bev Lacey

VICKI Kenway isn't asking for much, just one day off a week would suit her fine.

As small as her dream might be, it is all that the hard-working Toowoomba newsagent owner would really treat herself to if she was to pick the winning numbers in tomorrow night's $15 million Oz Lotto.

"If my numbers came up I would probably just take a small holiday - just a couple of days - and then just get someone in to work one day a week to make life a little easier," the owner of Mercer and Windley Newsagency in Ruthven St said.

"My daughter and son help out a little bit with the store, but to have someone to just take care of the place for one day a week would be enough for a little bit of down time for myself."

Ms Kenway said the trends of the lotto-ticket-purchasing public had shifted slightly.

"A lot of people just want to invest or put the money away for a rainy day," she said.

"It would be nice to be able to just put the money in the bank and live off the investment."

But one thing was always consistent with punters wishing to strike it rich, according to Ms Kenway.

"A lot of people always want to help out their family," she said.

"Somebody has to win it and I'm prepared to share it with 14 other people.

"$1 million might not make you rich but it sure would make you comfortable."



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