Lotto Shop Photos
Australia has no vending machines for
scratch tickets like some countries. All tickets are bought over a counter, either in a lottery
shop or in a shop called a Newsagent. Here's some
pics to show all those overseas how it's done down under!
This is a typical Newsagent. A store found
everywhere (in big shopping malls and out on the streets). This shop
sells lottery draw and scratch tickets as possibly 50% of its earnings (note that not all news agents sell lottery items.)
These store's also sell newspapers, magazines, stationery, greeting cards and
other items. Australia has very, very few news paper dispensers on
the streets. This is where most people get their papers, magazines or birthday
Ringwood Square Lotto
Very helpful with information and extremely friendly!
Forest Hill Lotteries (Victoria)
also Very helpful with information and extremely friendly! Thanks
This is a pure lottery sales store in Victoria.
These shops are located throughout the state and sell all the
lottery draws, scratch tickets and....well.... that's just about it!
It's kind of the opposite of a bank, you give them money and they
don't give it back :P
This is what the front serving counter looks
like in most news agents and lottery stores. Customers can
look and choose which tickets catches their eye and the shop
assistant pulls out a ticket (from top of picture) and tears off the
amount they wish to buy.
OOOOOOOO!!! Look at all those Mint tickets!!!
|This is the business end of the scratch tickets
(well for the collectors anyway).
In front is the 'R2D2'. A little rubbish bin
on wheels, about waste hight' with a slot in it.
People can scratch on the side of the bin and
then 'mail' it to us collectors (or gets thrown out if no collectors
empty the bin first). The side of these bins have different
advertising posters placed in them, usually for scratch tickets
games or big lotto draws.
I have discovered a Boronia Newsagent (which isn't
mentioned on this page) that actually goes through this
'R2D2' bin and uses the codes on the tickets to check all the
tickets quickly and pick up some extra cash from those who miss
prizes. Apparently agents are allowed to do this.
The table behind is a typical Victorian
scratch table which also has the lottery draw forms to pick your
numbers on and then get them registered at the counter.
a scratchie bin on wheels.