Lucky Toowoomba residents score division one Lotto win

A GROUP of Toowoomba people have had the win of a lifetime, taking out the division one Lotto draw on the weekend.

The seven residents are grinning ear to ear today after the store syndicate they bought called "Stuck with Smiley" took out first prize in the Saturday Gold Lotto Draw.     

Their syndicate was one of six division one winning entries across the country in the draw, each taking home $719,408.05.   

But the Toowoomba syndicate had some extra luck. It also won division two 12 times, division three six times, division four 45 times and division five 20 times.   

That made their total win $812,629.30 meaning each of the seven members won $116,089.91.   

The lucky syndicate was bought from South Street Newsagency and used an entry made up of two System 9 games.   

Owner Robert Reid said the outlet was celebrating its fifth division one winning entry and third division one winning syndicate.  

"We're over the moon! We're the luckiest store in Toowoomba," Mr Reid said.   

"I had a message at 10.10pm Saturday night that the syndicate had won and it woke me up.  I didn't sleep for the rest of the night.     

"We're very, very happy for our customers. We've got lovely customers. They're great people and we're really happy that it's happened to them.    

"We've had about four syndicate members come in already and they've been pretty happy.  I think it will set a few of them up."    

Mr Reid explained the "Stuck with Smiley" store syndicate had been operating each week for about a year, but did not have regular members.  

"It's named after a girl in our shop and we're stuck with her," he joked.    

"We call her Smiley and so we called the syndicate "Stuck with Smiley". She usually buys a ticket but she didn't last week! I didn't have a share either. That's just what happens, isn't it?  

"This week's 'Stuck with Smiley' syndicate starts again today. We're here to make someone's dream come true."  

The winning numbers on Saturday were 21, 7, 20, 1, 11 and 32 and the supplementary numbers were 26 and 22.   



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