6 December 2018

Missing millionaire revealed as Byford family syndicate

The wait for an outstanding million dollar winner has come to an end with a family from Byford finally coming forward to claim a $1.3 million Lotto win almost three weeks after the draw.

The syndicate of five, who purchased the ticket from Haynes Good News Agency in Brookdale, had been unaware of their million dollar status over the last few weeks, until recently remembering to check their ticket.

“I was adamant to tell the family together,” the mother said.

“So I got them around the table and on the phone, told them we’d won big and then slowly read out the prize value and winning numbers.

“Everyone thought it was a joke and that I’d gone mad!”

The family said there were tears of joy celebrating their win and reflecting on the family’s husband and father who recently passed away.

“He was convinced we’d win big one day and we have great memories of him talking about his dream to win Lotto,” the mother said.

The latest prize claim comes only weeks before one of the nation’s most anticipated Lotto events of the year – the $30 million Megadraw on Saturday 29 December.

“This is one of our biggest annual draws and we expect about one in two WA adults to pick up a ticket,” said Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone.

“A share in the $30 million prize pool could be the perfect way to ring in the New Year.”

WA players have until 6pm Megadraw day to purchase their tickets from Lotterywest in-store, online or via the app.

Why not purchase a Lotterywest gift pack in-store which gives you both a ticket in the upcoming Megadraw plus a range of Scratch’n’Win tickets.

When you play with Lotterywest – all of WA wins. Not only is this year’s Megadraw set to deliver thousands of local winners, it will also help to raise an estimated $5 million to support the WA community.

Media Enquiries Pina Compagnone: 9488 6227 / 0438 996 884