A lucky local has picked up a million dollar prize from a Mandurah newsagency.
Western Australia has produced its third Division 1 Lotto winner in just three nights after one lucky local picked up a million dollar prize in last night’s Monday Lotto draw.
The unclaimed winning ticket was the only Division 1 winner from across the nation and was purchased from Nextra Forum West Newsagency in Mandurah.
Meanwhile, WA's two Division 1 winners from the weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw have been claimed.
A struggling family from Joondalup who were on the brink of losing their home have been revealed as one of the weekend winners set to pocket half a million dollars.
The husband and wife – aged in their 50s – said they used some leftover change to purchase the winning Saturday Lotto ticket from Candlewood Village Newsagency in Joondalup.
“I know times are tough for most families but no one will ever know how much this means to us,” the wife said.
“I can finally stop avoiding calls from the bank telling us we haven’t met our mortgage repayments,” she added.
The woman said she checked off the winning numbers over a cup of tea before approaching her husband in tears.
“He asked me who had died,” the woman laughed.
“When I told him we’d won the Lotto he rechecked the numbers himself and said ‘bloody hell honey – we’ve actually won’,” she added.
Lotterywest spokesperson Chloe Lawler said the second Division 1 winning ticket was claimed only minutes later, with a man in his 40s presenting to Lotterywest HQ after purchasing the ticket via Play Online.
“He’d popped in on his lunch break not realising the significance of his win,” Ms Lawler said.
“There wasn’t much colour left in his face when he was informed he’d won half a million dollars,” she added.