Winning Division 1 was 20 years in the making for a Rockingham couple
WA’s weekend Lotto winners knew on Saturday night that they were the State’s only Division 1 winners for that draw after they saw their regular numbers appear online.
The couple from Rockingham have now confirmed their $659,750 Saturday Lotto prize at Lotterywest Head Office.
Despite having played the same numbers for the past 20 years the winner said he still checked his ticket about six times before the news began to sink in.
The man said he was experiencing shock so quietly began to watch a movie when his wife asked if they had won a prize on their ticket.
“I only said yes when she asked if we’d won anything. She jokingly asked if it was enough to retire on and I said ‘Probably!’ That’s when she ran to check the ticket herself and found out how much we’d won,” said the winner.
The couple said that the win was an extra bonus and will help them transition to semi-retirement so they can enjoy more holidays.
“We’ll be carrying on as normal but hope to get a new car. We also might upgrade from three to five star hotels on our next holidays!” said the couple.
It’s not only WA’s Lotto winners who benefit following a draw, the local community benefits too with $283 million going back to support the WA community last financial year.
The South Coastal Women’s Health Services Association located in Rockingham received the benefits of those who play Lotterywest Games with a $184,844 Lotterywest Grant last year. These funds were used towards property and IT improvements to support the delivery of community health and wellbeing services for women living in and around Rockingham.
$30 million OZ Lotto jackpot tomorrow night!
Tomorrow night could be your lucky night to join WA’s Division 1 winners list when OZ Lotto offers a $30 million jackpot.
Players have until 6pm tomorrow to purchase tickets for the jackpot draw in-store, through Play Online and the Lotterywest App.
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