Missing millionaire found just days before $21 million Superdraw offered!
Almost three months on, a Warnbro man has finally come forward to claim his $1,047,259 Division 1 Lotto prize from a draw in January.
The winning ticket was purchased from Waikiki Village Newsagency for a Saturday Lotto draw held on the 17 January.
The man said he'd been completely unaware of his million dollar win as he'd been working away and hadn't had a chance to check his Lotto tickets.
"When I got back and realised I had all the winning numbers, I thought this is a dream, it can't be real!" he said.
The man's wife cried tears of joy when he shared the news in a back room of their work place before deciding to tell the rest of the office.
"I burst out to everyone I'm a millionaire, then we were all crying and hugging and everyone was so happy for us," said the winner.
Following the big win, the man said he'd now been charged with buying the weekly office Lotto syndicate and was being referred to as their very own 'lucky Buddha'.
"Everyone at work now rubs their Lotto tickets on me for luck!" he said.
Meanwhile, Lotterywest is doing a final call out for a missing millionaire who purchased their ticket from Osborne Park Newsagency.
The ticket, worth $1,015,213.50, was sold in a Saturday Lotto draw held on 12 April, 2014.
Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone was encouraging players to double check those secret hiding spots.
"We would love to give this prize to its rightful owner so we are reminding anyone who may have purchased a ticket in this draw from Osborne Park Newsagency to check them as soon as possible," she said.
Ms Compagnone said that all unclaimed lottery money in WA goes back to not-for-profit and community groups across the State through the Lotterywest Direct Grants Program.
$21 million Superdraw this Saturday!
Your next chance to be added to WA's list of Division 1 Lotto winners could be this Saturday when $21 million will go on offer in the Superdraw.
Ms Compagnone said it was the second largest Lotto prize to be offered this year.
"Local players have already shared in more than $71 million worth of prizes so we're hoping to see this tally grown even higher following the Superdraw," she said.
Players have until 6pm on Saturday to purchase their Superdraw tickets from Lotterywest retailers or from Lotterywest Play Online at lotterywest.wa.gov.au
Lotterywest expects to distribute over $4 million to the WA community as a result of the Superdraw.
Media Enquiries Pina Compagnone: 9340 5227 / 0438 996 884