WA's four Superdraw winners roll up
The four Western Australian Division One winners from the weekend's $20 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw have wasted no time coming forward to each claim their $1.8 million prize.
The Superdraw was very popular with players around the state and raised $3.5 million for the Western Australian community, including not-for-profit organisations, community groups, hospitals, sports and the arts.
"Its great to see the $20 million Division One prize pool shared amongst a number of winners while bringing great benefits to the Western Australian community," said Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone.
Morley millionaires to live life as normal
The first to come forward and claim their new million dollar fortune was a middle aged married couple.
The couple said their prize would make them comfortable but that their lives would remain as normal as possible.
"We will use the money to pay our bills, mortgage and to plan a holiday, but we will still keep our lives as normal," the couple said.
The regular Lotto players, who purchased their Slikpik 50 Division One winning ticket from Morley City Lottery Centre, said they could not believe that they had won.
"My wife just started screaming and doing a rain dance," the man said.
Rockingham woman delighted over $1.8 million Valentines Day gift
A Rockingham woman received the ultimate Valentines Day gift from her fiancé on the weekend - a Division One prize from Saturday night's Superdraw.
The Slikpik 18 ticket was purchased by her fiancé from The Lucky Charm in Rockingham.
The woman said she simply didn't believe her fiancé when he found out the exciting news.
"I am still trying to register the million dollar amount. It only feels real now that I am sitting in the winner's room," she said.
"We will use the money for our future together to buy a house and put towards our family.
"We may also use the money to open a small café which is a dream we have always had but has been unattainable until now."
Redundant woman welcomes $1.8 million prize
A woman in her 30s, who was recently made redundant from her job, welcomed her million dollar prize from the weekend's Saturday Lotto Superdraw with excitement.
The woman purchased her winning Slikpik 12 ticket, the cheapest Slikpik ticket available, from the Myaree Newsextra Newsagency.
"I didn't realise I had won until the day after the draw when I went to a newsagency to check my ticket," she said.
"I thought the newsagency owner was kidding. I didn't really believe him until I got home and checked the ticket again online. That's when it became more real."
When Lotterywest spoke to the woman in the winner's room, she said the news still had not quite sunk in.
15 member syndicate to share in the winnings
15 members of a syndicate organised by Doric Street Newsagency in Scarborough are each set to pocket over $120,000 from their $1.8 million Division One Superdraw prize.
Claiming the prize at Lotterywest head office on behalf of the syndicate was newsagency owner Ian May.
"Everyone was over the moon when they found out about the win. Some were shocked and one man emailed me to check - have we just won Lotto?" said Mr May.
"The last win I had at the newsagency was 15 years ago."
Mr May, who personally selects the numbers for his syndicates, usually chooses numbers based on frequency charts. However in this particular draw he decided to choose the numbers at random.
Media Enquiries: Pina Compagnone - 9340 5227 / 0438 996 884