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Two month wait for Rockingham family to claim $785,673 is over

9 February 2016

Back on 12 December last year, one Saturday Lotto player won the only Division 1 prize in WA for the draw, but didn’t claim their $785,673 prize until today.

The Rockingham family had no idea until recently that they had won anything on their ticket purchased from Charthouse News in Waikiki. In fact, because they didn’t think the ticket was a winner they placed it inside a store’s second chance draw barrel!

Luckily for the family, their Lotto ticket was registered using the Player’s Registration Service meaning Lotterywest was able to get in contact with them to tell them their wonderful news.

“We couldn’t be more excited. This has absolutely set us up for the rest of our lives,” said the family.

The winners had been going through some tough times financially and health wise but said that their win has turned things around for them.

“2016 is our year! It’s just incredible what we’ve won,” said the winners.

The winners knew straight away what they would like to do with their prize money. Buying their own home so they no longer had to rent, investing in their future and fixing their car were all dreams that can now come true.

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 Rockingham Woodworkers Club Incorporated received the benefits of those who play Lotterywest Games with a $4,352 Lotterywest Grant last year. These funds were used towards woodworking equipment for the benefit of seniors and the wider community of Rockingham.

The first Superdraw of the year is this weekend!

Love is in the air this weekend not only for Valentine’s Day but for those lucky enough to win in the $20 million Saturday Lotto Superdraw.

Last year more than 1.5 million WA locals were lucky enough to share in over $70 million of Superdraw prize winnings.

Wayne Martinovich, store owner of Myaree Newsextra Newsagency said it’s been a busy week in-store.

“We’ve had seven Division 1 wins in total including a 10 share syndicate last month so we’ve had a lot of extra traffic,” he said.

“Our Saturday Lotto syndicates usually sell out by midday on Friday so we’ve set up extra syndicates for the Superdraw this weekend.”

For your chance to win in this Saturday’s $20 million Superdraw get your tickets before 6pm in-store, through Play Online or using the Lotterywest App.


Media Enquiries Leah McLeod: 9340 5227/ 0438 996 884

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