Long weekend begins with $6 million for Subiaco's Powerball winner
Winning a $6 million Division 1 prize right before the long weekend would brighten up anyone's day and that's exactly what happened to a retired Subiaco man last night.
The man purchased his winning Powerball ticket from Crossways News and Lotteries in Subiaco and marks the first ever Division 1 ticket the store has sold since ownership five years ago.
"We'll be showing off that we've finally done it! It felt like we'd been building to this point and now it's all about keeping the luck rolling," said Sally Harris, owner of Crossways News and Lotteries.
"This win has really added to the vibrancy of the long weekend and to Subiaco's buzz around WA football," she said.
The overnight multi-millionaire was at Lotterywest Head Office as the doors opened to claim the prize that would help him replace his old car and do some home renovations.
"When I was checking the numbers last night I got through three and just knew I'd won Division 1 but I didn't think I'd be the only one in Australia!" said the man.
Other plans for the prize include sharing with family, helping some of his friend's children and investing. As a Fremantle Dockers fan - he hopes his luck continues for a win in tonight's preliminary final.
Not only did a WA store sell the only Division 1 winning ticket in the nation last night, a lucky player who purchased a ticket from Manning Newsagency also collected a $59,836 Division 2 prize.
It's not just local winners that benefit when playing Lotterywest Games, so does the entire WA community with 33 cents out of every dollar going to support not-for-profit and charitable groups across the State.
The National Heart Foundation of Australia located in Subiaco were recent recipients of these benefits with a $20,660 Lotterywest Grant. These funds were used towards display equipment and information technology to engage and educate the community about heart, stroke and blood vessel disease.
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