4 May 2016

Last minute Mother’s Day gift could make life $21 million sweeter

This Sunday is Mother’s Day and what better way to thank your mum, wife, grandmother – any lucky lady in your life, than to get her a ticket in this weekend’s $21 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw.

A decision to spoil herself with a Lotto ticket for Mother’s Day certainly paid off for a Kimberly mum last year when her ticket delivered her a $1.2 million prize!

“I was in a bit of shock at the time when I checked my ticket and had realised what had happened, but I knew my gut feeling to buy that ticket on the day was right. I was still speechless though,” she said.

The $1.2 million win has since helped the Kimberley mother invest in her children’s future and jet set on a family holiday.

Last Mother’s Day also saw a mother from Hocking celebrate with an $835,719 Division 1 win. The woman struck luck after receiving the ticket as a gift from her daughter.

“It was the most amazing feeling and ever since the win it has felt like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” she said.

Since the big win, the Hocking mother was able to pay for daughter’s wedding, visit family overseas and pay off her mortgage.

Tickets for the Superdraw are available until 6pm this Saturday in-store at Lotterywest retailers, through Play Online or by downloading the Lotterywest App.

When players purchase Lotterywest Games, a third of the money spent is directed to supporting the WA community with this weekend’s Superdraw expected to raise over $4 million for the community.

WA community groups to receive this support include Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Limited, who was given a $144,679 Lotterywest Grant last year. Funding supported the purchase of two 4WD vehicles to help community health nurses travel and deliver a maternal health program to new mothers and babies.

Can’t wait for Saturday? $40 million Powerball jackpot tomorrow!

Excitement is building with a $40 million Powerball jackpot on offer tomorrow night – the second largest offered by the game this year.

Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone said the offer was the result of no one across Australia being able to match the game’s six winning numbers plus the Powerball for the last five weeks.

Ms Compagnone said although over the last five week jackpot roll more than 210,000 WA players had shared in prizes worth almost $5 million, Lotterywest was hoping WA might add one more Division 1 win to their tally.

So far this year, WA had delivered 35 Division 1 winning Lotto tickets.

Tickets for the $40 million Powerball jackpot are available until 6pm tomorrow.


Media Enquiries: Pina Compagnone: 9340 5227/ 0438 996 884