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Lotto win makes for lucky start to year

Wednesday, 12th January, 2011

Barrier Stationers’ staff Helen King, Vanessa Griffin, Richard White and Karen Honan with the “Million Dollar Monday” sign just minutes after finding out they had sold the only winning ticket Barrier Stationers’ staff Helen King, Vanessa Griffin, Richard White and Karen Honan with the “Million Dollar Monday” sign just minutes after finding out they had sold the only winning ticket

A syndicate of locals has become one million dollars richer thanks to a Lotto ticket bought from Barrier Stationers.

The newsagency's owners, Richard White and Helen King, told the BDT yesterday that this was the first major prizewinning ticket they had sold in their two years of running the Lotto agency.

Ms King said she rarely prints out a ticket for someone expecting it to amount to a big win.

The pair have owned Barrier Stationers for 17 years, and said Lotto NSW called them yesterday morning to officially advise them of the win.

"It's nice to have the money come to Broken Hill, and that helps the Broken Hill economy," Mr White said.

The Monday night draw dubbed "Million Dollar Monday" had only one major prize and Ms King said Lotto told her the syndicate of five locals were happy with the win which amounts to $200,000 each.

"They've been having it for a while," she said. They don't know which one of their staff sold the winning ticket, and are waiting for Lotto to notify them.

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