18 November 2021

‘I didn’t even know he bought a ticket’ a life changing phone call

A Hocking man needed the help of strangers to convince his wife he wasn’t joking when he called to tell her they were now millionaires. 

The man is the owner of a Wednesday Lotto ticket from Woodvale Boulevard Newsagency, which is now worth $1 million.

The winner said he didn’t usually play Wednesday Lotto, in what was a spit second decision. 

“I went to buy a Set for Life ticket, but as I was looking at the prices of Wednesday Lotto tickets, I decided to buy one,” he said. 

“When I checked the ticket and realised I had won, I called my wife to tell her. 

“She didn’t believe me, until she heard other people in the store yell down the phone to confirm I wasn’t joking.” 

While celebrating in the Lotterywest Winner’s Room, the couple said they were stunned by the win.

“I didn’t even know he bought a ticket,” she said. 

Lotterywest spokesperson James Mooney said this Thursday’s Powerball jackpot has moved into record breaking territory for WA. 

“The largest Division One win in WA history stands at $50 million, thanks to a ticket sold in Armadale in 2015,” Mr Mooney said. 

“It would be nice to see this WA record grow to $60 million.

“For Thursday’s Powerball draw, we’re expecting up to 500 to tickets sold per minute during the busiest hour of ticket sales.”
Tickets for the $60 million Powerball jackpot are available until 6pm draw day from Lotterywest in-store, online or via the app.
Lotterywest is the only State owned and operated lottery across Australia, with all profits returned through the organisation’s grants program to support to WA community.  

Media Enquiries James Mooney & Hermione Coleman: 9488 6227 / 0438 996 884