Chris McGrath at Banora Point Newsagency is excited about the $30 million Lotto.
Chris McGrath at Banora Point Newsagency is excited about the $30 million Lotto. John Gass

Tweed residents dream big before $30 million Lotto

WHETHER it's paying off your mortgage in full, a sparkly new Ferrari or a trip around the world, everyone dreams of what they would do with a million dollars.

Well then, how does $30 million sound?

Lotto's $30 Million Mid-Year Megadraw is drawn on Saturday and Tweed residents appear to be dreaming big, scooping up tickets left, right and centre.

Banora Point Newsagency owner John Stubbs and employee Chris McGrath said they were busy selling tickets for the massive Lotto draw.

"We've been quite steady today...selling tickets to everyone across the board," Ms McGrath said.

She hoped the newsagency would sell the winning ticket, in what would be a case of serious déjÀ vu.

"We had a ticket sold for a million on a Wednesday lotto nearly a year ago," Ms McGrath said.

"I remember we sold a share of first division seven years ago.

"There was 10 people in the store sharing about $157,000 each."

Of those surveyed NSW Lotteries sad a recent survey they had conducted showed paying off the mortgage or buying a family home is the ultimate Saturday Lotto dream.

Ms McGrath agreed.

Of those surveyed 40% said Australia would be their first travel destination if they won a share in the $30 Million Mid-Year Megadraw, with visiting Disneyland and going to Rome coming in second and third respectively.

"Everyone's doing it tough at the moment," she said.

"They can deal with their mortgages and debts if they win.

"People have too many debts to pay off and then they can see what they've got left."

Ms McGrath said she would have to think "long and hard" about what do with a $30 million windfall.

NSW Lotteries recently ran a Facebook poll on what people would do if they won the draw and the results were interesting.

Of those surveyed 40 % said Australia would be their first travel destination if they won a share in the $30 Million Mid-Year Megadraw, with visiting Disneyland and going to Rome coming in second and third respectively.

Meanwhile, 42% of people said setting foot on all seven continents would be their wildest dream if they won a division one share in the megadraw, with buying a sports car coming in second, followed by living on a tropical island.



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