1 March 2017

Man from north-west WA pledges “ripper” donation after Lotto windfall

A man from Western Australia’s north-west said the Royal Flying Doctors Service will receive a “ripper” donation after he came forward to claim Saturday’s $2.1 million Lotto win.

The man purchased his Slikpik 50 from Carousel Lottery Centre & News and said he would use the windfall to semi-retire and take care of family.

“I won’t be greedy though,” the man said.

“I’ll definitely be handing some over to the blokes at the Royal Flying Doctors,” he added.

“They do a lot of good work for people living in the regions.”

The man is the second Lotto winner to come forward in just 24 hours with a couple from the northern suburbs claiming one of last Saturday’s $1.3 million wins.

The couple – who are both teachers – said they had purchased two tickets in the $20 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw and didn’t check them until the following week.

“We’re so busy with work and our kids during the week that we just didn’t think about it,” the wife said.

“Division 1 never crossed our minds – we won $14 on the first ticket and were over the moon to have broken even,” she added.

The couple said they would use the money to pay off their mortgage and treat their kids to a holiday.

Lotterywest spokeswoman Pina Compagnone said despite two winners coming forward, the organisation was still waiting to hear from one other Superdraw Division 1 winner.

“The ticket was sold at Rockingham Central Lottery Centre and is worth over $1.3 million,” Ms Compagnone said.

“We are eager to meet our newest Lotto millionaire and encourage players who purchased a ticket from the Rockingham store to check and check again,” she added.

When you play with Lotterywest all of WA wins! Thanks to our players and retailers we were able to give $3.9 million to the Royal Flying Doctors Service to support the construction of a new hanger and office.


Media Enquiries: Pina Compagnone: 9488 6227/0438 996 884