Shepparton sells equal second most winning tickets in Victoria for the yearDARREN LINTON December 31, 2013 4:04am
Three separate winners in a single draw was enough to elevate Shepparton to equal second on the table of Victoria’s luckiest Tattslotto areas for the year.
The official Tattslotto rankings run from December 1 to December 1, and the three Shepparton wins were all from the last draw that counted, on November 30.
All three of the winning tickets were bought from the same chain of Tatts outlets, with one from Lucky Lovell’s on Wyndham St, and two from Lucky Lovell’s Marketplace on Benalla Rd.
‘‘Normally it happens in threes, we sell one division-one winner and in a short space of time we sell two more, this time they all came at once,’’ agent Gary Lovell said.
But he has not given up on making a big start to the 2014 tally in the $30
‘‘It would be good if it’s three lots of three winners,’’ he said.
Dandenong topped the state as the suburb or town with the most wins, notching up four for the year.
Shepparton was equal second on three, along with Ballarat, Doncaster East, Bayswater North and central Melbourne. Mr Lovell said considering the number of Tattslotto tickets sold in Shepparton would be less than other areas on the list, and Lucky Lovell’s sold all of them, its lucky reputation remained intact.
He told the story of a woman who regularly bought her lotto ticket in central Melbourne.
The agency was owned by friends of the Lovells who were constantly ‘‘teased’’ by a visiting Tattslotto representative that Lucky Lovell’s had sold another big prize.
The story goes after hearing the conversation, the woman was driving to Deniliquin and decided to drop in to Lucky Lovell’s to get a ticket and won.
‘‘We get mail all the time for tickets,’’ Mr Lovell said.
‘‘A circus travelled through years ago and they had a big win so as they travelled around Australia, they still sent money to buy their tickets from Lucky Lovell’s.’’
According to Tattslotto, Victoria had the most winners this year with 122, with a further 15 winning tickets bought from Tatts.com online, equating to more than $68.6
The highest value prize won in Victoria was an Oz Lotto prize worth $40
Spokeswoman Elissa Lewis said the ‘‘hot spot’’ list did not mean a ticket bought in those areas had more chance of winning than any other ticket.
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