Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

{ARE YOU OUR $2M MYSTERY WINNER?} {'We Might Never Get to Know the Identity of the Winner' }; Locally-Sold First Division Prize Still Unclaimed

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

{ARE YOU OUR $2M MYSTERY WINNER?} {'We Might Never Get to Know the Identity of the Winner' }; Locally-Sold First Division Prize Still Unclaimed

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Byline: EMMA O'NEILL emma.oneill@northernstar.com.au

SOMEONE in Casino may be $2 million richer, but no one, including the new millionaire, knows who.

The winning $2 million ticket in Monday night's Lotto draw was sold at Higgins Newsagency in Casino, and by last night the cash still hadn't been claimed.

The unsolved mystery placed hopeful smiles on the faces of Casino's loyal Lotto players as they raced into Higgins Newsagency to check their crumpled tickets, and it sent imaginations racing as million-dollar shopping lists were debated in the town's streets.

Owners of the newsagency, Roslyn and Lyn Ward, believe it is the town's biggest Lotto win.

"There are a lot of people in Casino who think they could be a millionaire at the moment," Mrs Ward said.

The couple, who have owned the store for four years, were visiting their daughter near Brisbane when one of their staff received the message that the winning ticket was sold in their store.

"I just couldn't believe it when she called us. …

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