A mystery punter is Western Australia’s newest multimillionaire following the sale of the State’s thirteenth Division 1 Lotto winning ticket for 2017.
The Saturday Lotto ticket from the weekend’s draw was sold at Carousel Lottery Centre & News and is worth more than $2.1 million.
Store owner Grace Chong said she was ecstatic to have sold her first Division 1 winning ticket since taking over the Lotto kiosk in 2014.
“We’ve had customers lining up out the door to check their tickets this morning,” Ms Chong said.
“Everyone is hopeful that they’re the State’s latest Lotto millionaires,” she continued.
The weekend win marks the State’s third Saturday Lotto success in as many weeks.
Lotterywest spokeswoman Pina Compagnone said the organisation was still waiting to hear from two unknown players who had each won more than $1.3 million in last week’s Saturday Lotto Superdraw.
“We now have three covert Saturday Lotto millionaires,” Ms Compagnone said.
“That’s almost $5 million in Division 1 prize money we’re eagerly awaiting to be claimed,” she added.
Ms Compagnone said the unclaimed winning tickets were sold at Rockingham Central Lottery Centre and The Downs Chemmart Pharmacy in Wembley Downs.
“Our winners are well and truly from all over the metro area,” she said.
“If you purchased a ticket in Cannington, Rockingham or Wembley Downs make sure you check and recheck your numbers,” she added.
Ms Compagnone said while Lotterywest was optimistic the winners would eventually come forward, all unclaimed prize money is returned to the State through Lotterywest grants.
“Last financial year we contributed $281 million in support to nearly 1000 community organisations as well as our State’s hospitals, sporting organisations and arts and cultural groups,” she said.
“We’d definitely love for our winners to come forward though – nothing beats changing the life of yet another hardworking Western Australian,” she added.
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