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Search remains for three Lotto winners

Search remains for three Lotto winners

THE first winners of the four Saturday Lotto winners have come forward to claim their prize.

A young Armadale family are the first of four Saturday Lotto Division One winners to be identified.

Their Systems 8 ticket from Armadale Newsagency is worth $651,836.

The family said they had only ever bought a handful of tickets and this was the first time they had used these numbers, which were based off birthdays.

“I’m not a regular player so I didn’t really realise how much I’d won, I thought it was $17,” she said.

“I was ecstatic, absolutely ecstatic when I found out how much it was.”

The winners said their first thought was to share the money with close family.

“This will help all of us to pay off our mortgages and go on our first family holiday.”

The remaining winning tickets were sold at Good Luck Lottery Centre in Hillarys, the Lucky Charm Secret Harbour as well as a Lotterywest Play Online ticket.

The four tickets had the winning numbers 11, 29, 23, 8, 16, and 15.

Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone said each ticket was worth $642,600.

“We’re still waiting to hear from the weekend’s other three winners who purchased their tickets from Hillary’s, Secret Harbour and an online account,” she said.

“Earlier this year, there was a winner who had used the same numbers for more than 30 years, as for our latest winner it turns out first time was the charm.”

There’s $2 million up for grabs in tonight’s OZ Lotto draw, and if no one wins Wednesday’s Lotto Division One prize, Divisions Two to Six will share in $1 million.

Tickets can be bought up until 6pm tonight in-store, online or via the app.

Players are encouraged to play responsibly and spend only what they can afford.