Lucky agency making habit selling winning lotto tickets

WINNING WAYS: Wandal Newsagency’s Cassandra Kite and Terry Robinson celebrate after selling another Gold Lotto Division 1 winning ticket, which scored a Rockhampton couple $1.3 million in Saturday night’s draw.
WINNING WAYS: Wandal Newsagency’s Cassandra Kite and Terry Robinson celebrate after selling another Gold Lotto Division 1 winning ticket, which scored a Rockhampton couple $1.3 million in Saturday night’s draw. Sharyn Oneill Rokslotto

BARB and Terry Robinson are getting a reputation around town - and they couldn't be happier.

The owners of the Wandal Newsagency in Rockhampton are making a habit of selling winning Gold Lotto tickets.

An unregistered ticket sold at their newsagency for Saturday night's draw has won a Rockhampton couple $1.3million.

The winners, who want to remain anonymous, are regular Saturday Gold Lotto players but only bought their winning 50-game QuickPick on the spur of the moment.

"I actually went into the newsagent to get some magazines and I thought I'll also buy a Gold Lotto ticket," the man explained. "I just can't believe we've won."

Barb said it was an amazing feeling to sell the winning ticket.

"It is really good. It's a great feeling," she said.

This is not the first time Robinsons have felt such elation.

In fact, they set the winning tone for their business very early.

The couple, who previously had a milk run in Rockhampton, bought the newsagency 15 years ago. In their first week, they sold a Division 1 winner.

Since then, they have sold another four - three of them this year.

The newsagency has also sold four Division 2 winning tickets this year.

Barb said their winning reputation was good for business.

"It does bring in new customers and it is a good advertisement," she said.

"We just had the television news crew in here and I heard one of them say, 'not Wandal again'," Barb said with a cheeky grin.

It was also a fitting reward for the long days put in each week.

Barb said she and Terry enjoyed their interaction with the public.

"The customers are very nice and the staff are like family to us.

"We've struck a few good friends out of it. We've met some lovely, friendly people. We will miss them if we ever leave."

Topics:  lotto newsagency wandal

Livingstone records greatest rental vacancy rate fall in Qld

$500 p/w in Yeppoon, five bedroom house with two bathrooms and three garages

Rental vacancies tumble in Livingstone after being 12% in June

Modelling comes naturally for this Rocky girl

CROWNING GLORY: Charlie Austin competed at Miss Teen and won the title of Qld Miss Teen Senior Overall Winner from girls across Queensland. Photo: Isabella Photography

This new model is showing the world she's got what it takes.

Emerald man was pilot of plane that crashed in CQ

A light aircraft that crashed on a property near Rolleston about 4pm on October 24.

Pilot is in Rockhampton Hospital in a serious condition

Local Partners

Modelling comes naturally for this Rocky girl

Although she hasn't been modelling for long, local girl Charlie Austin is already showing the world she's got what it takes.

Your chance to win

Learn More

Program announced for weekend's film festival

Lead character Frankie in one of the Capricorn Film Festival's short films, Slingshot, to screen this weekend.

Over 20 short films by CQ filmmakers to screen this weekend

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

Former Split Enz front man Tim Finn finds new niche

Singer Tim Finn has written the music for theatre production Ladies in Black.

Musician finds his way to theatre

Kristie doesn't mind being the third wheel in Survivor final

Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor.

SOLO player will take on Survivor's power couple Lee and El tonight.

Scary hoping Posh and Sporty will re-join The Spice Girls

Mel B

Mel B hoping Victoria Beckham, Mel C will re-join The Spice Girls

REVIEW: Michael McIntyre has Brisbane in stitches

Michael McIntyre in a scene from his TV series Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.

BRITISH comedian is in the country on his Happy and Glorious Tour.

Cliff Richard doesn't need Rod Stewart's help with legal bills

Sir Cliff Richard

"'Don't worry, I'm loaded. I won't keep you to it.' "

Bindi Irwin named in MAXIM HOT 100 list

Wildlife Warrior named among Australia's most beautiful women

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals