29 July 2020

Life could be a dream for OZ Lotto winner

Western Australia’s latest multi-millionaire has come forward to claim his OZ Lotto $5.8 million Division One prize.

The man, in his late 20s, was buying groceries for his three-year-old daughter when he saw the Lotterywest sign and decided on a whim to buy a ticket.

The infrequent player, who lives in Armadale, checked his ticket only after seeing there was a missing winner from Canning Vale on the news. 

He was then redirected by the retailer to Lotterywest HQ, where he was told the unbelievable news that he was a Division One winner, and he was more than $5.8 million richer.

“I just want to go home and hug my daughter,” the winner said.

“I always say that life could be a dream, and this certainly feels like one. I’m always reading the news about Lotto winners and never thought it could be me.”

The unemployed security guard, who fell on hard times because of COVID-19, said the first person he was going to tell was his brother.

“I really look up to him and he’s been struggling to find the finances to buy a house but I’m going to buy him a whole house now,” he said.

“I’m also going to go back to school and finish my commerce degree and learn how to manage my money.

“My mum will be getting a new car and I’ll buy myself a house and also set up my kids.”

Lotterywest spokesperson Hermione Coleman said interviewing winners and hearing their stories was always a highlight of the job.

“This Division One win brings the total winners for 2020 to 43 – that’s more than one a week,” she said.

“Another highlight is knowing that all profit raised from Lotterywest tickets goes into the COVID-19 Relief Fund, which is helping the WA community at a time when so many people are doing it tough.”


To download a range of Lotterywest images please go to our Media Centre.

Media Enquiries Pina Compagnone & Hermione Coleman: 9488 6227 / 0438 996 884