Lotto wins: Perth man claims $2m Saturday draw while Dunsborough woman searched bin for $1m ticket

Rachel FennerThe West Australian
The State has two new lucky lotto millionaires.
Camera IconThe State has two new lucky lotto millionaires. Credit: Lotterywest

A Perth man in his 60s said his mind “went blank” when he saw his Lotto numbers while checking the draw at dinner at the weekend, while a Dunsborough woman said she searched the bin for her winning ticket.

The man has claimed his $2m share of the $30m division one prize in Saturday Lotto’s Megadraw.

He purchased the System 7 ticket at Dog Swamp Newsagency in Yokine.

The winner confessed to checking the draw results on his phone under the table while out to dinner with his wife.

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“I thought, ‘What are my numbers doing there?’ Then my mind just went totally blank,” he said.

“I’ve been playing my numbers for 40 years but never expected a division one win.

“I’ve always been excited if I got three or four numbers, and I’m happy knowing that the money I spend goes to grants anyway.

A south-west couple has also come forward to claim last week’s Monday Lotto division one $1m winning ticket sold at Sea Change News in Dunsborough.

The ticket holder said she saw online that Sea Change News had sold the division one winning ticket, and instantly had a feeling that it was hers.

After searching the entire house, including the rubbish bin, she found the ticket with her grocery receipt.

”I started shaking and couldn’t read the numbers properly, I couldn’t keep my hand still,” she said.

Lotterywest spokesperson Emma Rogers said that these latest WA winners bring the tally to 45 for 2023.

“West Aussies have another chance to join the winners’ list this weekend by getting a ticket in Saturday Lotto’s special $10 million event,” she said.

Tickets are available in-store, online and via the Lotterywest App before 6pm on Saturday.

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