1 February 2017

Australind's accidental Lotto millionaires

A father and son from Australind are Western Australia’s newest millionaires after accidentally purchasing a Monday Lotto ticket.

“We usually play Saturday Lotto together,” the father said.

“But I got my days mixed up and bought the wrong ticket,” he added.

The happy accident marks the seventh Division 1 ticket sold in WA in January.

The father said he had been playing Lotto using his own unique set of numbers for almost 40 years.

“My investment has paid off,” he said.

“We aren’t flashy people so I’m not sure how we’ll spend the money but we’ll definitely celebrate over a tinny,” he added.

Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone said the father and son were Monday’s only Division 1 winners nationwide.

“In January Western Australians shared in almost $29 million in prize money,” Ms Compagnone said.

“We’ve definitely started 2017 with a bang,” she added.

Ms Compagnone said she hoped WA’s Lotto luck would continue with a $10 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday followed by a $30 million OZ Lotto jackpot next Tuesday.

“The $30 million jackpot is the largest offered across the nation this year so fingers crossed WA can take home a share,” she said.

“And even if you don’t win the good news is every time you play, you support the things that make WA great,” she added.

Across the last 12 months Lotterywest has provided over $1.1 million in support to the south-west including $600,000 toward the Koombana Bay Foreshore playground as well as $180,000 dedicated to crisis accommodation.


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