26 April 2018

Middle Swan granny misplaces $10 million Lotto ticket

A granny from Middle Swan has claimed her $10 million OZ Lotto win – almost a month on from the draw.

The woman, who purchased the ticket using her Lotterywest membership, said if it hadn’t have been for the organisation getting in touch, the winning ticket would most likely have been thrown away.

“I buy a few Lotto tickets every week and somehow I had mixed this particular one up with some receipts and stashed them in an old envelope,” the granny said.

“I couldn’t believe it when I was prompted to go looking for the ticket – never in a million years did I expect it was worth $10 million!” she added.

The woman’s first reaction to the news was non-stop tears.

“I couldn’t stop crying – dreams do come true,” she said.

“This is a bonus beyond belief,” she added.

The grandmother said sharing the prize money with her children and grandchildren was on the top of her list.

“I really haven’t had a chance for the news to sink in but my family are number one,” she said.

“Then maybe a few home renovations and enjoying time in my garden,” she added.

The Middle Swan grandmother purchased her winning ticket from newsXpress Centrepoint Midland for an OZ Lotto jackpot held on March 27 2018.

Meanwhile Lotterywest is still waiting to hear from two missing Division 1 Lotto winners who each took home over half a million dollars in a Saturday Lotto draw held over a week ago.

The winning tickets, each worth $580,853 were purchased from Shamrock Newsagency in the Perth CBD and Merriwa Plaza.

The next chance to win big is in tonight’s $3 million Powerball draw. New features launched to Powerball earlier this month will see the game jackpot higher and deliver more overall winners.

Tickets are available until 6pm tonight from Lotterywest in-store, online and through the app.

When you purchase a ticket in a Lotterywest game, you’re giving back to WA with the majority of funds raised from ticket sales going back to players as prizes or to supporting the WA community through Lotterywest grants.


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