13 November 2017

Tough talking truckie reduced to tears over Lotto win

A truck driver from Bentley has been revealed as Western Australia’s mystery Wednesday Lotto millionaire after the State produced yet another Division 1 win at the weekend.

Dubbing himself Bentley’s biggest bogan, the man said the $1 million ticket from last week’s draw was an impulse purchase after he stopped to grab some lunch.

“I don’t usually shop at Newsextra in Bentley but there’s a ripper bakery around the corner and I fancied a steak and cheese pie,” the man said.

“It’s proof that you should never stop thinking with your stomach,” he laughed.

The man, aged in his late 30s, said the windfall meant he would now be able to purchase his first home after renting for the last 20 years.

“It’ll be straight to the pool room with the winning ticket,” the man said.

“I’ll get a specky frame for it and all,” he added.

Lotterywest spokeswoman Chloe Lawler said the tough talking truckie broke down as he was escorted to the organisation’s winners’ room.

“He’s just a genuine bloke – a real Aussie battler,” Ms Lawler said.

“It was clear to see the $1 million windfall will really transform his life,” she added.

With just over 24 hours to go until tomorrow’s $40 million OZ Lotto jackpot, Ms Lawler said the State’s run of good luck meant Lotterywest was expecting record sales.

“Last week alone we produced two Division 1 wins – the latest sold at Hutton Street Lottery Centre & Newsagency in Osborne Park and worth over $658,000,” she said.

“We expect to sell almost half a million tickets in the lead up to tomorrow’s jackpot – generating over $4.2 million for the community in the process,” she added.

Players have until 6pm tomorrow to purchase tickets in the $40 million OZ Lotto jackpot from Lotterywest in-store, via Lotterywest membership online or by downloading the app.


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