WA delivers double weekend Lotto wins
Hot on the heels of last week's $16.6 million Powerball WA win, Lotto luck has continued with two local players each taking out Division 1 Lotto prizes in the weekend's Saturday Lotto draw.
WA's winning tickets, each worth $704,626, were sold at Dog Rock Newspower in Albany and Lotterywest Play Online.
It's the second Division 1 Lotto ticket to be sold in Albany this year, following a ticket worth $1.4 million sold at Clark's Newsagency in January.
Owner of Dog Rock Newspower Cathy Campbell said word about the win was starting to spread across town with lots of very happy locals.
"We're so happy that one of our customer's dreams of winning Lotto has come true. Whoever the winner is, well done to them and I hope it enhances their life," she said.
Lotterywest is still waiting to hear from Albany's Division 1 Lotto winner.
Meanwhile a Mandurah man was the lucky holder of the $704,626 ticket sold through Lotterywest Play Online. He said the win had changed his life and taken away financial stress.
"When I retire I'm going to be right. I don't need to worry financially anymore. For the first time in my life, I can buy my first home and be debt free," he said.
The weekend wins bring this year's tally of WA Division 1 Lotto winners to 72. These winners have shared in prizes worth more than $112 million.
It's not just WA winners that benefit following a Lotto draw, with 33 cents of every dollar given back to support the WA community.
Groups to receive this support include Albany's regional hospital radio station, Heartbeat, which was given a $5,452 Lotterywest Grant this year.
Where is WA's $16.6 million Powerball winner?
Lotterywest is still searching for a WA player who won a $16,666,666 Powerball prize in last Thursday's Powerball jackpot.
The $50 million Powerball jackpot was split three ways, with Australia's other two Division 1 winning tickets both sold in Victoria.
WA's winning ticket was sold at Padbury News and Post and Lotterywest is encouraging local players that have purchased a Powerball ticket in the draw from this outlet to check them.
"We generally find that Division 1 Lotto winners are quite prompt in claiming their prize, however it's very early days and the winner could still be unaware of their win or waiting for the right time to contact us," she said.
In WA, Lotto players have 12 months from the date of the draw to claim their prize.
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