Mandurah Lotto winner had itchy palm before draw that won him a fortune
Some say an itchy left palm can lead to money coming your way.
It’s often derided as an old wives’ tale, but don’t tell that to the Mandurah man who’s just won a small fortune in Saturday Lotto.
The man was the only WA winner last weekend, netting a cool $928,000.
The man, aged in his 60s, said he distinctly remembered having an itch in his palm the night before the draw.
“I didn’t think anything of it at the time,” he said.
“When I checked my numbers online, I could see that I had six numbers, but no supps, so I ignored it.
“It then started to dawn on me that you only need six numbers to win but I still had to confirm it.
“I Googled the draw and saw that there was one WA winner across the State and I thought ‘Oh my god, that’s me!’.”
Still slightly unconvinced, he kept the information from his wife until he called Lotterywest HQ for further confirmation.
“I spoke to a Lotterywest representative who said ‘Congratulations, you’ve won $928,000’,” he said.
“We went out to dinner that night and celebrated with an extravagant bottle of wine.”
Lotterywest spokesperson James Mooney said that the next opportunity to win big was in next week’s $20 million Saturday Superdraw.
“The Superdraw falls on Halloween so it’s date you can’t forget,” he said.
So far this year, 62 WA players have taken home division one prizes worth a combined $76 million.