Winning Lotto makes winner's pyjamas feel like they've shrunk
So far, two of WA's four new millionaires from the weekend's $22 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw have visited the Lotterywest Winners Room to claim their prize.
When a woman from Thornlie checked her Lotto ticket, purchased at Forest Lakes Newsagency in Thornlie, and saw she had all the winning numbers she said her pyjamas suddenly felt four sizes too small and she couldn't breathe.
"My husband wasn't too impressed when I woke him during the night and asked him to double check the ticket; but he soon perked up when he realised we'd won Lotto!" she said.
The woman is now in a financial position to take her family overseas for a reunion as well as buy a family home.
"We've gone from having no choices to having lots of choices, it's still not real," said the Thornlie resident.
Next to add herself to WA's Division 1 winners list was a woman from Perth's northern suburbs who bought her winning ticket at Mullaloo News and Lotteries.
The night she purchased her ticket she lay in bed thinking about all the ways winning could change her life and who she could help. This was the ticket that would see her win $1 million in a Saturday Lotto draw held only a few days later.
"When I was circling the numbers on my ticket I couldn't finish because I was shaking so much at seeing all the winning numbers," said the winner.
The woman then phoned her whole family, waking them up, to tell them the wonderful news.
"I'd always promised my grandchildren a trip to America if I ever won Lotto. They were so happy when I told them we'd all be on our way there soon!" she said.
It's not only the State's Superdraw winners that can now turn their dreams into realities following the draw; the WA community also benefits with support for the game helping Lotterywest to raise $4.5 million to support not-for-profit and community groups.
Last year, the City of Gosnells which services Thornlie, received a Lotterywest Grant of $42,195. These funds helped with the trail construction at Sixty Foot Falls in Ellis Brook Valley to improve access to an area of complex geology and rich flora diversity on the Darling Scarp.
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