22 November 2021

Wednesday Lotto welcomes another WA winner

During 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 after realising his Wednesday Lotto ticket was worth $1 million.


The winner said he didn’t usually play Wednesday Lotto, in what was a split 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 Lotterywest’s 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 Thursday’s Powerball draw 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.


Tickets for the $60 million Powerball jackpot are available until 6pm draw day from Lotterywest in-store, online or via the app.