22 July 2016

$1.5 million Lotto win makes WA holiday one to remember

A retired couple have more than 1.5 million reasons to remember their Western Australian holiday, after taking out a Division 1 prize in the weekend’s $22 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw.

The couple, who have been spending time with family in Rockingham, are the latest to visit the Lotterywest Winners Room after winning $1,571,428 on a ticket purchased from Nextra Rockingham City Newsagency.

“I just couldn’t believe we had won, I couldn’t stop shaking or crying,” said the wife.

Despite not finding out the good news until Monday morning, the woman said she had a feeling in her bones after seeing where the winning tickets were sold.

The couple, who play Saturday Lotto every week, say they have been playing “since Lotto started” and are thrilled to have finally won a Division 1 prize.

Although the news was still sinking in, the winners say their focus will be on sharing their prize with their children and grandchildren.

“As long as our kids and their kids are looked after, that’s the main thing for us,” they said.

“It’s been a great start to the week and we enjoyed a very long day celebrating with our family on Monday!”

Travel is also on the horizon with the couple planning to visit the husband’s ancestral home in Scotland for the first time.

The identity of the remaining Division 1 winner from Saturday’s $22 million Superdaw still remains a mystery. The ticket was purchased from Here’s Luck Lottery Centre in Cloverdale.

It’s not just winners that benefit from lottery games, with Lotterywest directly distributing money raised from lottery products back to the WA community to support not-for-profit organisations.

Local groups to receive this support include the Rockingham Early Learning and Child Care Centre which received a $34,101 Lotterywest Grant in February to support the construction of a nature playground.  

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