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A change in handbags reveals $711,872 winning Lotto ticket

14 September 2015

The results from the weekend's Saturday Lotto draw have seen a Palmyra couple's life improve by $711,872.

The couple purchased their winning ticket at Palmyra Supa News - it's the first Division 1 Lotto ticket sold at the store in almost three years.

It was only because the woman decided to change handbags that she found her forgotten winning ticket and checked it.

"I felt a bit sick and dumbfounded when I checked the ticket. I still didn't believe we'd really won until right now in the Winners Room!" said the woman.

The couple can now buy a home without worrying if it fits within a strict budget and can also get a new car.

"Our current car is on its last legs so it's really exciting. I'm still trying to process everything," they said.

The weekend win has brought the tally of WA Division 1 Lotto winners to 76. These winners have shared in prizes worth almost $187 million.

Still on the hunt for two Superdraw winners

So far, six of WA's eight $21 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw winners have claimed their $750,000 Division 1 prizes from the 5 September draw.

This includes a family from the Pilbara who purchased their ticket at The Lucky Charm South Hedland.

It was actually their mother who told them they would 'win bags of money' and prompted them to buy a Lotto ticket.

"We were dancing around the house when we found out! Now we can pay off bills, help our family and buy a 4WD to explore and travel," said the winners.

Lotterywest is still waiting for two Superdraw Division 1 winners who purchased their tickets at:

  • Corrigin Newsagency
  • Bluff Point Newsagency in Geraldton.

It's not just WA winners that can celebrate after a Lotto draw - the local community wins too with 33 cents of every dollar spent on Lotterywest Games going to support the WA community.

The Hedland Well Women's Centre Incorporated received this support in the form of a $15,000 Lotterywest Grant this month. These funds were used towards emergency relief for women in the Pilbara experiencing financial hardship.

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