20 March 2024

The search is on for WA’s missing millionaire

Lotterywest is searching for a missing millionaire, with a $1 million prize won in March last year set to expire this month.

The Wednesday Lotto Division One winning ticket was purchased from Jackpot Lottery Centre in Mirrabooka on 29 March 2023.

WA players have 12 months from the date of draw to claim their prize from Lotterywest HQ.

Lotterywest spokesperson James Mooney is urging anyone who purchased a Lotto ticket from Mirrabooka to check their wallet, glove box or any other safekeeping spots.

“We’re really hoping to welcome the owner of this ticket to the Winners’ Room in the coming days,” he said.

“The ticket was not registered to a Lotterywest membership, so we have no way to get a hold of the winner.”

A Lotterywest membership is free to join, and players can scan their membership card in-store to register their tickets and ensure they never miss out on a prize.

If the ticket goes unclaimed, the prize money will be returned to the WA community through Lotterywest’s grants program, supporting organisations like Ronald McDonald House Charities WA (RMHC WA).

Over the past decade Lotterywest grants totalling in almost $10 million have supported RMHC WA with initiatives like the construction of the Ronald McDonald Nedlands House, providing a home away from home for more families with children undergoing care at Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH).

Ayla-Jade Wheeler said she has been living at RMHC WA’s Nedlands House with her daughter Rosalie for 14 months so far.

“RMHC WA has not only given us somewhere to stay while we have been going through Rosalie's treatment, but it has also provided us with a community to lean on through staff, volunteers and other families while all our family and friends are so far away,” she said.

RMHC WA CEO Peter King said some families will need RMHC WA’s support for a few days, others for months or years.

“Together with Lotterywest, RMHC WA helps to lift their emotional and financial burden so they can focus on what matters most, which is family,” Mr King said.


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