Newton's Newsagency employee Chantelle Cank hopes the $100,000 winner is a regular customer.
Newton's Newsagency employee Chantelle Cank hopes the $100,000 winner is a regular customer. CRYSTAL SPENCER

$100,000 winner still unknown

A TWEED Heads resident is $100,000 richer and may not even know it yet.

Lucky Lotteries $2 ticket number 212206 won the first division prize in Friday’s draw, but the winner’s identity is still a mystery.

Newton’s Newsagency owner Robert Newton said the winning ticket was sold at his store, probably in the past week.

“They are registered, but we don’t know who they are or if they’ve been contacted yet,” Mr Newton said.

“People are away on holidays and sometimes it can be hard to contact them at this time of the year.”

Selling a winner is always a good boost for business.

“It’s always a big positive,” Mr Newton said. “It reminds people that they can win big for a small outlay, and it certainly boosts sales along.”

“The $2 and $5 lotteries are always popular as they are so cheap and the odds are good.”

Newtons are no strangers to selling winning tickets either, this one is their 30th first division winner in their 30 years of business.

“For the population, Tweed seems to have our fair share of winners,” Mr Newton said.

Employee Chantelle Cank said staff were all hoping that the winner might be one of their regulars.

“They come in a lot and some of them have been buying for 30 years, so it would be good if it was one of them,” she said

“Sometimes if they win they might give you flowers or chocolates. We’ve had bottles of wine too, things like that.”

It is the second first division lottery win for Tweed this week. A woman in her 50s won $1.6 million on a ticket that she nearly gave away as a Christmas present in Wednesday’s Golden Casket Megadraw.

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