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Albany workmates part of unofficial syndicate to share in $648,000 after winning Saturday Lotto on June 3

Rachel FennerThe West Australian
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Nine Albany workmates will take a share of more than $600,000 in Lotto winnings after inning division one on June 3.
Camera IconNine Albany workmates will take a share of more than $600,000 in Lotto winnings after inning division one on June 3. Credit: Lotterywest

Nine Albany workmates will take a share of more than $600,000 in Lotto winnings after playing the same numbers for three decades in their unofficial syndicate.

The group of nine workmates from Albany purchased a Saturday Lotto ticket for the June 3 draw.

This Lotto ticket from Clark’s Newsagency is now worth $648,000.

“I purchased the ticket as part of my usual routine on a Friday,” the ticket holder said.

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“The owner of the store told me a customer had left 50 cents on top of the newsagency door as a good luck charm, and it seems like it worked.”

The workmates said they plan to purchase a boat and use the money for a deposit for a first home.

With a baby due next month, one group member said the win came at the perfect time.

Lotterywest spokesperson James Mooney said attention has now turned to Thursday’s $60 million Powerball jackpot.

“It would be fantastic to celebrate another WA syndicate win after Thursday’s $60 million Powerball draw,” he said.

“The past two division one wins from WA have been syndicates, so we’re crossing our fingers that Thursday’s draw can make it number three.”

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