The luckiest store in Australia: Shop sells two winning lotto tickets in two days

Melissa Buttigieg
News Reporter


A South Australian lotto shop could be the country’s luckiest place to buy lottery tickets after selling two winning Mega Jackpot draws in as many days.

The lotto agent in Virginia, on the rural outskirts of Adelaide, is celebrating a winning streak after selling the first prize $200,000 tickets in the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot for both Monday and Tuesday draws this week.

A South Australian lotto agent is twice as lucky, having sold the first prize $200,000 ticket in the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot for both Monday and Tuesday draws. Source: The Lott

‘They thought I was pulling an April Fool’s joke’

The odds were in favour of Virginia Lotteries Kiosk at the Virginia Shopping Centre after the outlet sold a Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot 1st Prize of $200,000 in draw 1263 on Monday.

The win was followed by a second Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot 1st Prize win of $200,000 in draw 1265 on Tuesday sold at the same kiosk.

Virginia Lotteries Kiosk co-owner Rose Pogas could not contain her excitement at the news.

“How exciting. Are you serious?! That’s fantastic,” she told The Lott.

“I kept telling everyone I knew I was going to sell a Lucky Lotteries 1st Prize win one day – now I can say I’ve sold two.

“I was telling everyone on Monday that I’d sold a major prize and they thought I was pulling an April Fool’s joke.

The Virginia, SA, lotto kiosk sold not one but two winning jackpot tickets this week. Source: The Lott, file

“I had customers asking, ‘What are the odds of you selling another one?’ I don’t know what the odds are but I’m going to be telling them I’ve done it.”

Jackpot yet to be claimed

The winners of both draws remain unclaimed, so SA Lotteries officials are urging customers to check their tickets.

Despite Monday’s winning entry being registered to an Easiplay Club card, The Lott said it had not been able to make contact with the ticket holder to break that life-changing news.

Unlike lotto-style games where the top prize is often shared between winners, Lucky Lotteries is a draw lottery where the jackpot winner takes the lot.

This means the jackpot prize can only be won by a unique Lucky Lotteries ticket number.

The double win comes just days after a Melbourne man won two of three division-one Oz Lotto tickets, sharing a massive haul of $70 million when he accidentally bought two tickets.

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