8 March 2016

WA long weekend winners queue to claim Division 1 Lotto winnings

WA's Saturday Lotto winning streak continued last weekend with four locals winning Division 1, marking the tenth consecutive Saturday Lotto win for WA this year.

The winning tickets were sold at Rockingham Central Lottery Centre, Day By Day Newsagency in Cloverdale, Metro Maddington Lottery Centre and Lotterywest Play Online.

The Winners Room has been busy this morning with three of the four winners coming to claim their $659,447 prize after having to wait an extra day due to Labour Day long weekend.

The Rockingham Central Lottery Centre winner was in disbelief when he discovered he had won Division 1.

"I was shaking and I couldn't think straight, my daughters thought I was having a heart attack!" he said.

"Now I can clear my debts which has been a big dream of mine. I can own a house for the first time. And I'm going to get a couple of passports and see snow in the UK with my daughter."

Another winner, a woman who purchased the winning ticket from Day By Day Newsagency in Cloverdale, said she called her husband who works FIFO to share the good news.

"I told him, I think you should hand in your notice – we've won Lotto!" she said.

"It's the best timing for us. We are from New Zealand so this money is our future."

For a family from Canning Vale who purchased their lucky ticket at Metro Maddington Lottery Centre, winning Division 1 means they can live their dream life.

"Our dream is to buy a house up north so we can do that now," they said.

"We also have plans to share a bit with the kids."

Each of the winners said they plan to keep playing in the hope of making more of their dreams come true.

"Another win would be a bonus. I'm a Word War II buff and I have a big dream to visit the European battle zones," said one of the winners.

Playing Lotterywest Games also gives the WA community the chance to dream with $283 million going back in grants last financial year.

One of the groups to receive a Lotterywest grant included the Jacaranda Gardens Lifestyle Village Social Club in Canning Vale who was given $7,500 in January to buy a piano to support activities encouraging health and wellbeing for local seniors.

Dream a little bigger with the $21 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw

For your chance to make your dreams come true make sure you get a ticket for the $21 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw by 6pm Saturday 19 March 2016.

Getting your ticket early could win you an extra $1,000. There are five prizes of $1,000 up for grabs. For more information visit http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/games/competitions

Tickets can be purchased in-store, through Play Online or on the Lotterywest App.


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