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'Mistake' wins $1.2 million in Superdraw as excitement builds for Set for Life's first draw tomorrow

6 August 2015

All but two of WA's eight $21 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw winners have claimed their prizes as Australia gears up for the first Set for Life draw tomorrow night.

A family from Moora who bought their winning ticket from Midland Gate Lottery Kiosk said they credit their win to a mistake in selecting one of their regular numbers.

"For some reason I crossed a different number out. We think it was a sign from my father who is no longer with us as it happened to be his birthday number," said the woman.

The family spoke of the many things they could now do due to their winnings including paying off debts, putting money aside for their children's futures and buying a new house.

"We really needed this, we've been struggling. This win has done so much for us. A truly life changing experience," said the winners.

A couple from Melbourne bought their Superdraw ticket from Dog Swamp Newsagency in Yokine while they were visiting Perth and found themselves with a $1.2 million Division 1 prize.

"I've never won anything before, I was shaking and I still can't believe it," said the woman.

The couple, who purchase Lotto from WA whenever they are visiting, said they want to enjoy their new fortune with their family.

Lotterywest is still waiting to hear from the holders of the remaining two Division 1 winning Superdraw tickets sold at:

  • Newstime Lottery Centre in Perth.
  • Newsextra Bentley News and Tobacconist.

It's not just our Lotto winners who benefit from draws in WA, so does the local community with sales from Lotterywest Games going to support not for profit and charitable organisations.

The Kerkhoff Carnaby Group Inc received a $7,903 Lotterywest Grant in February thanks to players of Lotterywest Games. These funds were used towards equipment and materials required to build nests to protect the endangered Carnaby Cockatoos in the Moora region.

There's still one day left to get your first taste of being 'Set for Life'

Set for Life, Australia's first new Lotto game in nearly 20 years is engaging WA players with its first prize of $20,000 every month for 20 years.

The game went on sale at 6am Monday and Lotterywest retailers have reported a busy week with local players getting excited about the game and its life enhancing 1st prize.

"We've been selling a lot of tickets; it's a terrific response to the new game. I think more and more people will get on board too," said owner of Midland Gate Lottery Kiosk, Lance McCrae.

"It's been busy here all week. We've got our fingers crossed we can sell a 1st Prize tomorrow night and change someone's life,"; said Manager of Dog Swamp Newsagency, Helen Manus.

Players still have one more day to get their tickets. Tickets are available until 7pm tomorrow from Lotterywest retailers, Play Online at www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au or the new Lotterywest app.

Set for Life draw results will be broadcast on Channel Seven, 7TWO and GWN between 7.30pm and 8pm on Friday evening and available online at www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/results

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