Big lotto win for Charleville mates
THREE workmates who bought a lotto ticket on a whim at Charleville Newsagency have become the lucky winners of the division one prize.
The trio, who held one of the nine winning entries across the country from the August 4 draw, is taking home a grand total of $444,985.88.
They had been playing their numbers for a month, and according to the syndicate leader, it was a spur-of-the-moment decision over drinks at the pub which led the friends to try their luck.
"I'm still gobsmacked," she said when speaking with a Golden Casket official.
"We were just having a drink after work at the pub and talking about numbers.
"We thought they sounded like Lotto numbers so we decided to play them for a month.
"I can't even believe we won... it took the store about 30 minutes to convince me I did win it, but I won't believe it until the money is there."
Charleville Newsagency owner Jenny Hallam said she was happy the winners were found.
"It's been very exciting.
"We've haven't had a division one win for a few years so it's great to have a one again."
The next big prize is Thursday's Powerball, with a record $100 million jackpot.