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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




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