FEELING LUCKY: Tony Conway, left, of Ballina, and the owner of Ballina Newsagency, Geoff Young, have their fingers crossed f
FEELING LUCKY: Tony Conway, left, of Ballina, and the owner of Ballina Newsagency, Geoff Young, have their fingers crossed f

Fingers crossed for $19 million

By WILL JACKSON

TONY CONWAY was feeling lucky yesterday.

"But then again, I always feel lucky on Fridays," he said.

Keen to have a shot at tonight's $19 million Lotto Superdraw, he picked up his ticket from the Ballina Newsagency.

"I buy a ticket every Friday and always use the same numbers which are the birthdays of friends and family."

He said he's not a particularly lucky person.

"The biggest prize I've won is $90 a year ago. Over the years I've probably invested $15,000," the Ballina resident joked.

"I also won a keg of beer 30 years ago."

Asked what he'd do with the money, he said he'd probably do the usual things like pay off his mortgage and share it around with his loved ones.

"But I'd love to go to the UK and see the Cricket World Cup in 2007, then pop over to France and catch the Rugby World Cup while I was there."

Newsagency proprietor Geoff Young was frantic yesterday with people lining up to get their tickets for the big draw.

"The response has been huge. It's been busier than normal," he said.

Geoff is handing over the keys to the Ballina Newsagency this weekend to Stewart and Susan Kilborn, from Sydney, who moved here for a seachange.

Geoff said he decided to sell the business in order to spend more time with his family.

"We've got grandkids in Tassie now so we'll be travelling down there a bit.

"We'll probably end up moving there."

"However, we're keeping the store in Ballina Fair.

Geoff had already got tickets for him and his staff for the jackpot.

"If I won it I'd probably just share it up with family and help people who need it," he said.

"I don't need that much money."



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