6 December 2016

WA makes a Monday Lotto millionaire

WA has done it again, producing another Division 1 Lotto winner - making it three in the last three nights. The latest: a $1 million winner from last night’s Monday Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was the only Division 1 winner from across the nation and was purchased from newsXpress Foothills in Gosnells.

A further 9,018 other WA players collected a prize last night, including another lucky local set to collect a $6,709 Division 2 prize also sold at newsXpress Foothills.  

Manager of the store Leo Li said his family had only taken ownership of the store six months before Lotto luck struck twice.

“It was a case of the store changing hands and changing luck! We’re feeling so excited and happy for our customers,” he said.

Leo said there were quite a few lucky charms in-store including a lucky cat and Buddha.

“Often customers will rub their ticket on the Buddha’s belly hoping to get lucky.”

Last night’s million dollar WA win follows two WA Division 1 winners from the weekend’s Saturday draw that each collected $673,151. All three tickets remained unclaimed.

Cloverdale woman collects $674k Lotto prize

A woman from Cloverdale has officially collected her $674,350 Division 1 Saturday Lotto prize, almost three weeks after the draw.

She said the winning ticket, which she purchased from Here’s Luck Lottery Centre in Cloverdale in a November draw, had been sitting in her purse almost forgotten about.

“There’ so much going through my head at the moment – I do know that this will take the pressure off financially and gives me a promising future. I think I’ll be flying first class overseas too,” she said.

When you play with Lotterywest, all of WA wins. About a third of money spent on Lotterywest tickets is distributed to the WA community, while most of the remaining money goes back to players in prizes.

Last financial year, over $281 million was raise for WA health, sports, arts and many community groups while $601 million was won by players in prizes.  

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