Perth Lotto winners: father and son strike it rich with ticket from Waterfront News Gifts and Lottery Centre in Rockingham
A father and son picked up a cool million dollars after winning the division one prize in Monday Lotto this week.
The pair, from Rockingham, used a mixture of birthday numbers in their 18-game ticket, which was bought from Waterfront News Gifts and Lottery Centre.
The son said his father started to get a very good feeling as they checked the ticket.
“Dad said ‘these numbers look familiar’ and I said ‘hold your horses, let’s make sure you’re not losing the plot’,” the son said.
The big win provides some much needed financial relief after COVID-19 destroyed the son’s dream of starting a business.
“I finished my old job in the pursuit of a career change, which was halted due to COVID-19,” he said.
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The win came just days after a Winthrop man came forward to collect his prize, worth more than half-a-million dollars, from the May 30 Saturday Lotto draw.
The man had been playing Lotto for 30 years - always buying his own ticket - and the most he’d ever won was $60.
But that all changed when his wife decided to buy the ticket.
The ticket was bought from Winthrop Village News and Gifts and is worth more than $502,000.
Meanwhile, tonight’s Powerball prize has jackpotted to a whopping $50 million, the same amount as next Tuesday’s OzLotto draw will be worth.
“For the last month, no one across the nation has been able to match the winning numbers for Tuesday’s OZLotto draw resulting in the game climbing to an incredible $50 million jackpot,” Lotterywest spokesperson Hermione Coleman said
“It joins tonight’s $50 million Powerball draw, making it a combined $100 million on offer.
“We would love to see a Western Australian in our Winners Room following these two draws.”