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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 3 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 4, 2008 7 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au $10m could be yours SHIREEN KHALIL Jake Wang and Stella Song at their Concord Rd business give the thumbs up to the mystery lottery winner. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP186118 HOW lucky can you get? Someone is unaware that their $23.10 Powerball entry bought at North Strathfield Newsagent last week has turned into a $10 million dol- lar jackpot prize. This is the second big Powerball win to fall in North Strathfield in the past few months. The same lottery agent sold a $16.1 million winning ticket in March. ''It is unusual to have two large wins in the same area in such a short time,'' NSW Lotteries spokesman John Vineburg said. ''It seems North Strathfield is the place to buy your Powerball entries.'' The lucky winner is not regis- tered with NSW Lotteries, so offic- ials have been unable to deter- mine who the winner is and contact them with the good news. North Strathfield newsagent Jake Wang told the Inner-West Weekly that hundreds of people had been queuing up to try to claim the big prize. ''Since last week there have been hundreds of people come in and they are happy when they come to the counter but they all leave disappointed,'' he said. The winning entry had 36 stan- dard Powerball games. ''I was a little shocked when I found out this is the second big Powerball prize we've sold this year,'' Mr Wang said. ''Also in April we sold $100,000 from a $5 Instant Win scratchy and since then lots of customers have been buying their tickets here because they think we're lucky, and it looks like they are right,'' he said. Mr Wang said he felt very proud that his shop sold winning tickets. ''It feels great to know my customers are winning lots of money,'' he said. The winning numbers from last Thursday's Powerball draw were 5, 9, 18, 21 and 17 with the all- important Powerball number 41. So check those tickets again! Greater scrutiny on aged homes RETIREMENT villages will be boom industries in years to come, but until now the State Govern- ment had no way of knowing how many villages existed or how many residents lived in them. Changes approved last week will ensure all retirement villages are registered with the Lands Department. Currently residents can be charged accommodation expenses for up to six months after their death. New rules allow charges to continue for only six weeks after death and introduce a 90-day settling-in period where fees are limited to market rent if the resident leaves or dies. Drummoyne MP Angela D'Amore welcomed the changes. Plan with 20-20 vision for future CANADA Bay Council's draft FuturesPlan 20 is on exhibition. The plan outlines a 20-year vision for the area and has been developed through consultation with community members, stake- holders and industry experts. ''As global issues continue to impact locally we have a shared responsibility to work together to address these issues at a com- munity level,'' Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said. A summary of the plan has been delivered to all homes and copies of the full draft are available for viewing at libraries, the council's Civic Centre and at www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au Feedback is encouraged before Monday, October 6. SATURDAY 6 SEPTEM FRIDAY 5 SEPTEMBER SUNDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2247357K WK10
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