The biggest ball drops

Waiting for the big one . . . Palms Sub Newsagency?s Gloria Lee (front) and Marg Keeley have a had a busy couple of days with h
Waiting for the big one . . . Palms Sub Newsagency?s Gloria Lee (front) and Marg Keeley have a had a busy couple of days with h


FOR anyone who's been waiting for the big one ? it's arrived.

The biggest ever Lotto prize offered in Australia is up for grabs tonight, with a cool $33 million Super Draw.

Players have until 7.30pm to purchase their tickets for the draw, which will be broadcast on Channel 9 around 8.40pm.

Palms Sub News-agency in Palms Shopping was busy during the week, with punters making sure they had their tickets for the draw.

"It's been about three times as busy as other times," said Gloria Lee of the newsagency.

Max McCarthy of Coffs Harbour was one punter who is trying his luck this week.

"I think my chances of winning are about a million to one," he said. "Probably a bit more." Max said he only buys a ticket once in a while, when there is a big one. He has won minor draws before.

According to NSW Lotteries director, marketing and sales, Nick Nichles, there have been 44 lucky Lotto players in NSW who have become millionaires.

"And in just one night we could see many more added to this tally," he said.

NSW Lotteries staff will be phoning winners early on New Year's Eve to start the celebrations by giving some lucky punters the good news ? not a bad way at all to kick off the new year!

Meanwhile, a local who is a regular punter has claimed the $100,000 won at the Nambucca Plaza Newsagency.

Owner Peter Wheeler said that this is the third time in three years that a major draw has been won by someone who had bought a ticket at the newsagency, and it was good to see that they were all locals and regulars.

He said that the winner, who does not wish to be identified, was stunned and had showed little emotion, the realisation not yet sinking in.

The winner was in partnership with another person.

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