Cannington: Lotto riches mystery with unclaimed winning ticket still at large

Cannington: Lotto riches mystery with unclaimed winning ticket still at large

AHEAD of tonight’s $30 million Powerball draw, one lucky Perth lotto winner is yet to claim a major prize from last weekend’s Saturday Lotto draw.

The search is on for the owner of the winning ticket, which Lotterywest said was worth $672,000 and was purchased in Cannington.

The Cannington store owner Tan Phan is no stranger to Lotto luck, having sold a winning ticket worth over $1 million two years ago.

Mr Phan said there had been lots of discussion and excitement during the week since the recent winning ticket.

“It makes me so happy when we make one of our customers a Division One Lotto winner,” Mr Phan said.

“I’ve had the store just over 10 years and we’ve had five of them over that time.”

Ahead of tonight’s $30 million draw, Lotterywest spokesperson Pina Compagnone said stores were busy as thousands of West Australians dream of a life-changing win.

“Our stores are reporting a busy day and across WA we expect close to 350,000 tickets to be sold in tonight’s jackpot,” Ms Compagnone said.

The $30 million prize offer is the result of no player being able to match the game’s winning numbers plus the Powerball for five consecutive weeks.

WA last struck Powerball success in March, when a single mother of two took home a $20 million prize after purchasing her winning ticket from The Mall Newsagency in the Perth CBD. That was the largest WA win this year.