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WA’s $1.5 million Lotto winners thank second ticket and birthday numbers

7 November 2014

 WA's latest Lotto winners have been rolling into Lotterywest Head Quarters this week to claim their $1.5 million Division 1 Lotto prizes from the weekend's Superdraw.

A woman from Langford said it was a spur of the moment decision to buy a second ticket that delivered her with the big win.

"I usually get one 50 game Slikpik ticket but had this strong feeling to get a second ticket on the day of the Superdraw. I'm so glad I did because it paid off! The news still doesn't feel real. It just hasn't sunk in yet that I'm a millionaire," she said.

The woman purchased the winning ticket from Good Fortune Lottery Centre in Maddington.

"I always buy my tickets from there because I just knew I'd win from there one day," she said.

Spending plans for the woman included paying off her mortgage and building her dream home.

Next to claim their $1.5 million prize was a family syndicate from Perth. The family who have been playing the same numbers since Lotto started said they were based on birthdays.

"I just kept circling the numbers on the winning ticket and then I did a little dance. It was so surreal," one syndicate member said.

Plans included sharing the prize with their children to help with the purchase of their first home and a family holiday overseas.

"We can travel in style now and upgrade to first class," the syndicate said.

The winning ticket was purchased from Nextra Express Ellenbrook.

So far this year, WA has produced 75 Division 1 Lotto winners who have shared in almost $120 million worth of prizes.

It's not just local winners that benefit from lottery games, with Lotterywest directing 33 cents of every dollar to support the WA community.

Groups to receive this support include the William Langford Community House who received a $49,500 Lotterywest Grant this year to help those in the community experiencing financial hardship.

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