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Broken Hill syndicate's $1 million Monday Lotto win

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A Broken Hill syndicate of 5 has mined a $1 million win in this week's Monday Lotto draw.

The syndicate leader, a Broken Hill man in his early seventies, was aware that the ticket was a winner, telling NSW Lotteries officials that he had been expecting their call on Tuesday morning.

“I never check the tickets until I go to the shop, but I got a call from one of the syndicate members this morning saying we had got all six numbers. I knew that you’d call me, but I wasn’t expecting you to say we’d won $1 million, that has blown me away,” the winner said.

“There are five of us in the syndicate, we’re good friends and have been buying lottery tickets together for 30 years. We’ve been playing the same numbers in Lotto for about ten years. I go to the shop every Saturday and buy the tickets,” the delighted winner added.

The syndicate leader, who was eager to tell his friends and fellow syndicate members of their good fortune, said that he would have to think about what to do with his share of the $1 million prize.

“I’ll put it in the bank and think about what I’ll do with it. I just can’t wait to hear everyone’s reaction when I tell them that we’ve won $1 million, it’s like a dream,” the winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, said.

The syndicate played a 14 game entry, costing $6.20. The winning ticket was purchased from Barrier Stationers at 331 Argent Street, Broken Hill.

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