4 July 2017

Mandurah mother claims $1.4 million Lotto windfall

A mother from Mandurah has finally been revealed as Western Australia’s missing Lotto millionaire after coming forward to claim more than $1.4 million in prize money.

The woman said she only learnt of her win after visiting Mandurah Greenfields Newsagency to check her ticket almost two weeks on from the draw.

“The staff member asked to see me out the back and I thought to myself oh God, what have the kids done now?” the woman laughed.

“He then said I was the missing Division 1 winner and that I’d won $1.4 million,” she added.

Lotterywest spokeswoman Chloe Lawler said the woman was flanked by her children as she visited Lotterywest HQ this week.

“She was in complete shock and awe as she approached the Lotterywest winner’s room,” Ms Lawler said.

“She kept asking for reassurance that it wasn’t all a dream,” she added.

With only hours to go until tonight’s $30 million OZ Lotto jackpot, Ms Lawler said Lotterywest was hopeful the State could produce another multimillionaire.

“Tonight’s jackpot is a result of no one across the nation being able to match the seven winning numbers needed to take out OZ Lotto for four weeks now,” she said.

“We expect our retailers will churn out almost 300 tickets per minute as Lotto fever peaks here in Perth this afternoon,” she added.

With ticket sales for the jackpot roll expected to generate over $4 million for the community, Ms Lawler said when you play with Lotterywest you really do support the things that make WA great.

“I’d encourage everyone to head down to their local newsagency and pick up a ticket in tonight’s draw – it could be you could be meeting us in the winner’s room tomorrow morning,” she said.

Tickets for the $30 million OZ Lotto jackpot are available until 6pm in-store, through Play Online or by downloading the Lotterywest app.


Media Enquiries: Chloe Lawler 9488 6283/0447 431 278