19 October 2018

FIFO millionaire says ‘bye’ to mortgage and ‘hello’ to more family time

A man from the City of Wanneroo has come forward to claim his $1 million Wednesday Lotto prize more than a week since the draw.

His FIFO roster meant he wasn’t able to check his tickets until he had returned from his last work stint.

“As I gathered my tickets to be checked, the staff member pointed out the decorations from their recent Division One win and speculated it could be me,” the man said.

“When she told me I had the winning ticket, she couldn’t believe I was so calm!

“We hugged in celebration and then I headed straight down to Lotterywest HQ.”

The man said that working 30 years FIFO has meant a lot of sacrifices and time away from his wife and kids.

“This win is life changing. I can hang up my FIFO hat and get an eight hour a day job in town,” he said.

“And that means more time with my family.”

Other plans for the prize included being debt free, spoiling his wife and kids, and topping up the retirement fund.

“Bye bye mortgage!” he joyfully exclaimed.

The winning million dollar ticket was purchased from Major Luck Lottery Centre in Clarkson.

The latest prize claim comes hot on the heels after a train driver with a heart of gold came forward a month after the draw to collect his $408,233 Saturday Lotto prize.

There are three chances to win big next week with OZ Lotto’s $10 million jackpot, Powerball’s $30 million jackpot and Superdraw Saturday where $20 million is up for grabs.

Tickets are available until 6pm day of the draw from Lotterywest in-store, online or through the app. 

Thanks to those that play Lotterywest games, a $200,000 grant was provided to the City of Wanneroo towards the development of the Banksia Grove Skate Park which opens 27 October 2018.


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