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(L-R) James, Samantha, Paul and Donna Kirwan from newsXpress in Centrepoint Midland celebrate a double Lotto win.

Double Lotto win for local newsagent

By Breanna Inferrera

A LOCAL community member is now $4 million richer after buying a Lotto ticket from a Midland newsagent.

The division one ticket from last week’s $20 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw was sold at newsXpress in Centrepoint Midland.

The newsagent also sold a division two ticket now worth more than $11,000.

Newsagent owner Paul Kirwan said the $4 million ticket owner came into the newsagent on Tuesday with no clue he had won.

“He won on a 50-game slick pick, people are always asking what games the winners were playing,” he said.

“We had to pull him aside and explain he’d just won $4 million.

Mr Kirwan said the winner was over the moon.

“He’s a regular in the sense we don’t know him by name, but he comes in a fair bit,” he said.

“He’s a local.

“It’s fantastic, it’s exactly what we were hoping for that he’s someone who shops at the centre regularly.”

Mr Kirwan and his wife Donna are no strangers to big wins, having sold six division one tickets over the last 11 years.

“I think this store has had 16 division one winners in total,” Mr Kirwan said.   

“Our last biggest winner was the $10 million OZ Lotto.

“That was a lovely lady that still comes in and buys the same set of tickets each week.”

Another division one ticket from last Saturday night’s draw was sold at Kardinya Park Newsagency and Cards.

Lotterywest spokesperson Hermione Coleman said it was wonderful to see more WA players celebrate in a WA win.

“[Saturday’s] result means the State is now home to an incredible 50 division one winners for the year,” she said.

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