A MIDDLE-AGED man from Roleystone has explained how an accidental Lotto purchase turned him into a millionaire.
The man has come forward to claim almost $1 million in prize money in Saturday Lotto, one of two division one winning tickets purchased in WA.
The man purchased his winning ticket online and said he was actually trying to purchase his usual Slikpik 25 ticket when his hand slipped, accidentally buying a Slikpik 50.
“Thank god I made the stuff-up because it won on line 44,” he said.
“When I looked online and saw I had won, I thought it might be an electrical phenomenon.
“That or I was seeing things after a big Christmas party the night before.”
After years of renting, the man said the money would go a long way towards setting himself up in a new bachelor pad with all the bells and whistles.
“But first on the wish-list is definitely a new TV,” he said.
“I’ve been dreaming about a 55-inch screen – it’s going to be a real whopper.”
While the Roleystone winner wasted no time coming forward to claim his prize, Lotterywest is still waiting to hear from the second weekend winner, who purchased their ticket from Woolstores Lottery Centre & News in Fremantle.