22 February 2017

Loose change turned into a big win!

Got some change rattling around in your pocket? According to our latest winners you might want to use it to purchase a Monday Lotto ticket – it could be a million dollar decision!

Two pensioners from Port Kennedy have come forward to claim their $1 million Lotto prize after using the last of their change to purchase a $10.80 Slikpik ticket from St Clair Pharmacy & News.

The couple said they purchased the ticket on a whim after the wife had a dream that she’d won Lotto.

“I was surprised my hubby let me buy the ticket,” the wife said. “Living from pension to pension isn’t easy but the dream about winning was stuck in my mind,” she added.

The self-described battlers admitted they’d recently put their house on the market after they were unable to continue making mortgage repayments.

“This win means we can pay it off completely,” the wife said. “I wanted to tell my husband straight away that he didn’t need to worry about it anymore but I was scared I’d give him heart attack.”

The wife said she originally told her husband they’d won a few thousand dollars, later returning to the lounge to tell him they were actually millionaires.

The win marks the second Division 1 winning ticket sold in the City of Rockingham in less than 48 hours. It seems the Swinging Pig is on a roll! 

What does my money support in WA?

Every year you help Lotterywest make more than 1,000 grants totalling over $100 million dollars. Which means that you're helping community organisations provide services, support and inspiration to people all over Western Australia. And the best part? All the money that you help give to our community comes from having fun playing the games! So why not pick up a ticket today and keep WA winning?