Dapto syndicate scores million-dollar Lotto windfall

Eight Dapto shoppers are sporting winning smiles after discovering their long-running syndicate scored a million-dollar prize on the weekend.

The syndicate will share a total prize of $1,577,431 after they scored a division one win in Lotto’s $21 million Superdraw.

In addition to winning the division one prize of $1.5 million, the syndicate’s System 11 entry also won division two six times, division three 24 times, division four 150 times and division five 120 times.

Each of the syndicate members will receive $197,178.90 each.

The newsXpress Dapto store owner, who sold the winning ticket, said he was thrilled some of his long-term customers had hit the jackpot.

“It made my day when I saw that the syndicate had won,” Dragi Guguceuski said. 

“This syndicate has been running for ages – about seven years.  The same people play each week so their persistence has really paid off.”

The syndicate members include locals who are retired or close to retirement, he said. 

The six winning numbers in Saturday Lotto draw 3815 on Saturday 10 February 2018 were 7, 27, 23, 2, 16 and 44, while the supplementary numbers were 25 and 28.