2 April 2019

An email of a lifetime. Mid-West Millionaire comes forward

Western Australia’s newest Saturday Lotto multimillionaire is proof it pays to read your emails, after a change in habit led to a life-changing decision.
The winner said his go-to ticket had always been a Slikpik, however, after reading an email from Lotterywest promoting the Super Week Combo Pack he decided to change his purchase.
The decision led the man to buying a Combo Pack containing the lucky ticket from Wallaces in Carnamah, resulting in a $2.2 million windfall.
“This win is life changing, I’ll now be able to take my wife on a honeymoon,” he said.
“I’ve been working out of a tin shed throughout winter and summer, so now I’ll be working out of my own shed, with air conditioning.
“I’ll be celebrating with champagne alongside my wife and puppies on the back porch.”
The winner said he’s been working towards building a self-sufficient homestead and his dream will soon become a reality thanks to the win.
Lotterywest spokesperson Jennie Fitzhardinge said Saturday’s Superdraw was the ideal way to finish off the month.
“The two winning tickets from Saturday takes WA’s Division One tally to 16 for the year,” Ms Fitzhardinge said.
“It never gets old meeting our winners and hearing how they will use the money to improve their lives.
“With a majority of money spent on tickets going back to the people of WA through prizes and grants it’s fair to say everyone is a winner.”
In the past 12 months Lotterywest has provided more than $36,500 towards equipment to support community arts programs for residents of Carnamah via North Midlands Project Incorporated.
Media Enquiries Jennie Fitzhardinge & Hermione Coleman: 9488 6227 / 0438 996 884