1 September 2017

Innaloo man takes out Division 1 Lotto win for the second time

A forty-something-year-old from Innaloo has started September with a bang after coming forward to claim almost $685,000 in Saturday Lotto prize money.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased his ticket from 160 Central News in the city and marks the 46th Division 1 win for Western Australia so far this year.

“Would you believe this is actually the second Division 1 win I’ve experienced in my lifetime,” the man said.

“I was part of a winning syndicate around 10 years ago and pocketed $5,000 – so to win again, bloody ripper,” he added.

With just over 24 hours to go until Lotterywest’s mammoth $20 million Saturday Superdraw, the man said he was hoping for a hat-trick.

“I’ll see you in the winners’ room again on Monday,” the man laughed.

“You know what they say – third time’s a charm,” he added.

Lotterywest spokeswoman Chloe Lawler said the organisation was expecting to sell around three quarters of a million tickets in the lead up to the Superdraw.

“During our peak hour of sales Lotterywest retailers will be churning out over 550 tickets every minute,” Ms Lawler said.

“I'd suggest getting in early to avoid the lines,” she added.

With approximately one third of every dollar spent on Lotterywest products returned to the community, Ms Lawler said it was anticipated sales from the Superdraw would generate over $3.5 million for the State.

“That money is dedicated to WA’s hospitals, arts and cultural groups and sporting associations as well as thousands of not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities,” she said.

“Most recently we were able to provide a $1.47 million grant to the City of Stirling to help fund the Scarborough Beach redevelopment,” she added.

Tickets in the $20 million Saturday Superdraw are available until 6pm tomorrow via Lotterywest in-store, through Play Online or by downloading the Lotterywest app.


Media Enquiries: Chloe Lawler 9488 6283/0447 431 278