14 February 2018

Lotto love delivered to tradies and Thornlie’s supermarket mum

Two Perth tradies and a supermarket assistant have experienced an extra special Valentine’s Day after coming forward today to each claim their $1.5 million Lotto windfall from last weekend.

These winners were amongst three Division 1 tickets produced in Western Australia in Saturday’s $21 million Superdraw.

The Perth mates, who’ll split the prize taking home just over $750,000 each, said they’ve been playing together every week for the last 23 years.

“We’ve even been playing the same numbers,” one of them said.

“It was just a few weeks ago my mate told me we should change them; I replied no way we’re sticking with them.”

The winning ticket was purchased from Arcade News in Victoria Park.

Meanwhile a supermarket assistant from Thornlie said she didn’t even need her morning coffee to get out of bed this morning.

“I only had four hours sleep last night after finding out the news but not even lack of sleep and coffee were keeping me in bed today – I’ve woken up a millionaire,” she laughed.

The single mum in her 50s, who has struggled financially all her life, said she has never owned a home.

“I’ve only ever rented – but that’s all about to change now,” she said.

The winning ticket was sold at Forest Lakes Newsagency in Thornlie.

WA’s third winning $1.5 million Superdraw ticket purchased from Sea Change News in Dunsborough is yet to be claimed.

Over 200,000 other WA players picked up a Superdraw prize but it was more than just local winners that benefited – with Lotterywest also raising almost $4 million for local health, the arts, sports and not-for-profit groups.

These funds support great community events like FRINGE WORLD Festival.

Get your game on at this year’s FRINGE by visiting ‘The Lucky Lounge’ presented by Lotterywest.

A place to relax and watch Fringe go by, The Lucky Lounge gives visitors the chance to win a range of prizes through experiences that bring Lotterywest games to life.

The Lucky Lounge is opened daily from 6pm till 9pm at Perth’s Cultural Centre until 25 February. Find out more here.

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