10 July 2018
Six close friends from Perth pooled their resources to buy lottery tickets week after week for three years before they finally bagged a division one prize.
Each of the friends cashed in around $87,000 after the pot was split between them.
The winning numbers came in at 29, 1, 6, 43, 23, 18 and bonus numbers 3 and 35. The total value of the jackpot was $503,668 and was only one of eight other division one prizes that were won in the draw.
They had been playing the exact same numbers for every draw; “They’re based on some of our favourite digits,” said one of the friends. And even though they hadn't won anything big before, the group said they felt that a big win was coming soon.
"You gotta dream, don’t you? And have a positive attitude," said one of the friends.