Trip for chicken turns into million dollar Lotto win
A Canning Vale man in his 40s has come forward to claim Western Australia's second $2 million Division One prize from the $20 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw.
The man, who purchased his winning Slikpik 25 ticket from Burrendah News in Willetton, said he was on his way to get chicken for dinner when he realised he was $2 million richer.
"I stopped by a retail outlet to check my Lotto ticket and when I realised I had won $2 million I was a bit nervous and twitchy," he said.
"The good news started to sink in as the day went on. I shared it with some close family over a few drinks."
The man said plans for the prize money included paying off his mortgage and making an investment.
"It will help with my retirement plans a bit too," he said.
This is the second Division One Lotto ticket sold in Willetton this year, with Southlands Newsagency selling a $333,333 winning ticket in a Monday Lotto draw in April.
The Canning Vale man joins a Seville Grove man in his 50s to make up Western Australia's two weekend Superdraw Division One winners. The men were amongst 10 national winners.
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