Mill Park has been revealed as a lotto hot spot.
The suburb recorded the highest number of division one-winning entries in Victoria this year, with four entries netting more than
$9 million in prize money.
The Mill Park Newsagency also had the honour of selling one of the largest division one-winning entries in 2017, with a ticket sold in November picking up $6 million.
Owner Atul Yamdagni said the newsagency had seen a surge in customers since the win.
“When you sell a division one winner, people start coming in to the store more,” he said. “I think people are attracted to the thrill of lotto.”
Data from Tatts reveals that between December 2016 and November this year, Victorian lottery players shared in 141 division one prizes and pocketed more than $216 million. The state had the highest number of division one wins nationally.
Tatts spokeswoman Bronnie Spencer said it was important to remember that the lottery was a game of luck.
“While it’s exciting to reveal where the most lotto wins occur, it’s important to remember that lottery games are entertaining games of chance and every number on your ticket has an equal chance of being drawn, no matter where you buy your ticket,” she said.
“We’ve seen clusters of division one wins in certain areas in each state, these vary from year to year and in 2017 we’ve seen division one wins land far and wide across Victoria in both metropolitan and regional areas.”