Lotto fever hits Gympie

LOTTO frenzy has well and truly hit Queensland, with $110 million in first division lotto prizes up for grabs during the coming week.

In Gympie, punters were busy buying up entries in tomorrow's mammoth $70 million Oz Lotto jackpot, after there were no Division 1 winners in last week's Tuesday draw.

Gympie News' owner operator Karen Keeffe said yesterday the rush for Tuesday night Oz Lotto entries had started a week ago and was picking up pace as tonight's big draw got closer.

Twenty-three-year-old Jason Rodger was one of the many making the trip into the newsagency and order "the winning ticket".

When asked what he would do with the money if he won, Jason said simply "spend it".

"On a trip to Scotland to see his brother," his mum offered.

"Yeah, I would," Jason agreed.

Tueday's draw will by followed by Powerball's $20 million jackpot on Thursday and on Saturday a $20 million lotto Superdraw.

Players can purchase their lotto entries from Golden Casket outlets around the Gympie region until 7.30 tonight.

Ms Knobel also offered some valuable advice to lottery players taking part in this week's big draws.

Many Gympie residents will be pooling money with friends or family members to form a syndicate so they can share in a larger entry to increase their chances.

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