You are here: Home / Media / Media releases / Archive / Dream delivers Winthrop family with $983,996 Lotto win

Dream delivers Winthrop family with $983,996 Lotto win

28 April 2015

The long weekend saw Lotto luck delivered to Perth's southern suburbs after a Division 1 ticket worth $983,996 in the Saturday Lotto draw was sold in Winthrop.

The winning ticket was sold at Winthrop Village News and Gifts, with the local family wasting no time in coming forward this morning to claim the prize.

"My wife had a dream which left her with a strong feeling to buy a Lotto ticket. It was the ticket we won on! We're feeling so relieved because we were struggling financially so the win has come at a very good time," the man said.

The family said after planning to pay off their mortgage and some outstanding debt, they were looking forward to a family holiday together.

Owner of Winthrop Village News and Gifts Donna Blackwell said it was wonderful news.

"We've only owned the outlet for 18 months so this is just fantastic. Prior to this win, it had been 24 years since a Division 1 winning ticket had been sold here so let's hope this luck will continue!" Ms Blackwell said.

WA's weekend win brings the tally of Division 1 Lotto winners for the year to 26. These winners have shared in prizes worth almost $34 million.

Lotterywest directs 33 cents of every dollar spent on Lotterywest games to support the State's hospitals, sports and arts groups plus thousands of not-for-profit groups across WA.

The City of Melville recently received a Lotterywest grant of $21,117 towards an outdoor seating area adjoining the Willagee Community centre as part of the Kaya Laneway Project.

Mother's Day gift could make life $21 million sweeter!

With a $21 million Superdraw just around the corner on 9 May and thousands of Scratch'n'Win prizes on offer, why not thank a lucky lady in your life with a Mother's Day Gift Pack!

This certainly paid off for a Collie couple after a Lotto ticket they had received as a 'thank you' gift from a family member delivered them a $679,047 prize. The couple said they had received the gift after helping with some domestic duties around the house.

To create your Mother's Day Gift Pack visit your nearest Lotterywest retailer. Gift Packs are made up of Lotto and Scratch'n'Win tickets and can be tailored to suit your budget.

The $21 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw is not only set to deliver thousands of WA winners, it's also expected to raise close to $4 million for the WA community.


Media Enquiries: 9340 5227/ 0438 996 884

Document Actions