6 November 2017

Husband and wife scaffolders to wind down after $1 million Lotto win

A husband and wife scaffolding duo from Kwinana are Western Australia’s latest millionaires after coming forward to claim $1 million in Wednesday Lotto prize money.

The couple’s winning ticket was one of two produced by WA in last week’s draw and make up the State’s 55th and 56th Division 1 wins for the year.

“Scaffolding is hard yakka so we’re pretty excited that an early retirement is now on the cards,” the woman aged in her 50s said.

“My hubby was away working FIFO when I called him with the big news – he immediately went and told his boss that he’d be a danger to have on site as his head was spinning,” she said.

“He was on the next flight home in no time,” she laughed.

The couple’s daughter said she was over the moon that her parents could now consider winding down and hanging up their hardhats.

“Mum and Dad have worked so hard their whole lives and have faced quite a few health issues as a result of 30-odd years of scaffolding,” she said.

“This Lotto win is huge for them – it really will be life-changing,” she added.

Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone said the organisation was still waiting to hear from their second instant millionaire.

“Even if you’re not our mystery millionaire, WA players have another chance at the Lotto life with tomorrow’s $30 million OZ Lotto jackpot just around the corner,” Ms Compagnone said.

“The jackpot is not only set to deliver thousands of WA winners – when you play with Lotterywest, a third of what you spend on tickets goes to supporting the local community,” she added.

Tickets for the $30 million OZ Lotto jackpot are available until 6pm on draw-day from Lotterywest in-store, via Lotterywest membership online or by downloading the app.